A Visit to the Fair 2018-02-27T15:41:09+00:00

Take a trip to the Chelsea Community Fair, back to good old 1956!  These photographs come from the Ralph Guenther Collection that the Library is currently organizing and scanning.  These are quite the walk down memory lane.  In a lot of ways, the Community Fair is still the same–lots of carnival games, amusement park rides, and of course, plenty of fun!

Tug of war at the Chelsea Community Fair, 1956.

Fair scenes, 1956

 The Ferris Wheel is always a popular attraction!

The Tunnel of Love and the Dunk Tank. Chelsea Community Fair, 1956.

Albert Cobo, a Detroit mayor, ran for governor in 1956. His campaign signs give us our only solid clue in dating these photographs.

The race car ride, Chelsea Community Fair, 1956.