Points of Interest
The beautifully restored Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson, is used for concerts and private gatherings. On The Tracks, a music and songwriting showcase, happens first Wed. Sept.-May (virtual during Covid-19: onthetrackschelsea.com). For rental information, call (734) 475-0862. chelseadepot.com For the Chelsea Depot Association, see Groups & Clubs below.
Chelsea's most visible landmark, the Clock Tower, was built in 1907 as a water tower by the Glazier Stove Company. It's been converted into offices and retail space with additional renovated buildings from the factory complex around a courtyard where community events are held.
Across the street, at 201 W. North St., is the home of one of the nation's most resilient family companies. In 1878, the Chelsea Milling Company began milling wheat and corn from surrounding farms. In 1930 it introduced Jiffy biscuit mix, the first of its present line of 14 mixes. During Covid-19: Factory tours suspended. jiffymix.com
Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main. (734) 475-8732. This district library, which incorporates the historic McKune House, serves over 15,000 residents in the cities of Chelsea and Dexter, and Lima, Lyndon, and Sylvan townships. CDL offers books, audiobooks, e-books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, digital magazines, internet access, and public computer stations. The library also has a nontraditional collection of technology and crafting equipment and the Ingenuity Engine, a newly created makerspace. The public can enjoy adult and youth programs and classes, weekly story times, nationally touring art exhibits, and more. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. chelseadistrictlibrary.org
Oak Grove Cemetery, Middle at Madison, is a 23-acre burial ground for many of Chelsea's first families and an inviting place for a contemplative walk.
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