The Chelsea District Library is actively working to digitize all 134 years of Chelsea’s newspapers, making more than a century of local history stories and images available and searchable online, 24/7.

We are taking newspapers preserved on microfilm and creating digital versions that can be stored and searched online, offering far greatly improved access to this resource than ever before.We hope to complete this project by fall 2014, and will then make it available here on

This digitization project is a major undertaking, and would not have been possible without the support of the Chelsea community. At the cost of $100 per year, over 100 years have already found sponsors.

There are still nearly 20 years available for sponsorship. Your $100 sponsorship gives another year of old news new life. For more information on the Historic Newspaper Project or to sponsor a year, contact Sarah Conrad or at (734)475-8732 ext. 228.