Woman's Club of Chelsea - call (734) 475-0467 for more information

Meets 1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at The Pines, 325 Wilkinson St.


In the midst of the Great Depression, Chelsea Child Study Club (which became the Woman's Club of Chelsea) was formed in April of 1931 with 20 members. Mrs. A. A. Palmer, chair of the library committee, supported the opening of a new library in the Palmer-Raftrey building at 110 East Middle Street . The library began on Feb. 28, 1932 with 22 books donated by members, and 100 books loaned by the State Library. Funds were scarce during depression years, but volunteers kept the library open by holding bake sales, card tournaments, puppet shows and benefit movies. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) took over mending the books after teaching several local people the techniques.

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