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In July we celebrate Independence Day

See our collection of Did You Know fun facts related to Chelsea's rich history.

Our country's tradition of fireworks on the 4th of July started many years ago. "On July 8, 1776, the first public readings of the Declaration were held in Philadelphia's Independence Square to the ringing of bells and band music. One year later, on July 4, 1777, Philadelphia marked Independence Day by adjourning Congress and celebrating with bonfires, bells and fireworks.

This custom eventually spread to other towns both large and small, where the day was marked with processions, oratory, picnics, contests, games, military displays and fireworks."

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Jun 5, 2024

Louis Brandeis’ nomination to the United States Supreme Court by President Woodrow Wilson was met with strong opposition.

The New York Times  reported that US Senators were “disturbed” by Brandeis' “radical” support for labor unions and equal rights for all, and opposed seating a Jew on the Supreme Court (January 29, 1916).

Louis Brandeis’ nomination to the United States Supreme Court by President Woodrow Wilson was met with strong opposition.

Jun 5, 2024

Louis Brandeis was a guest speaker at Chelsea's Young Men's Hebrew Association?

YMHA was a beloved cultural, social, athletic, and community service institution in Chelsea from 1903 until the late 1980’s, serving Chelsea children, families, and seniors for decades, regardless of religion, race, or ethnicity.

Louis Brandeis was a guest speaker at Chelsea's Young Men's Hebrew Association?

Jun 5, 2024

Louis B. Mayer of Metro Goldwyn Mayer, was a Chelsea Resident?

Mayer moved to New York and opened a talent agency; and in 1924, Louis B. Mayer merged his business with others and began Metro Golden Mayer, becoming a respected and feared Hollywood mogul.

Louis B. Mayer of Metro Goldwyn Mayer, was a Chelsea Resident?

Apr 18, 2024

The site of Eastern Minerals was the home to the United States Lighthouse Service?

The three homes directly across the street from Eastern Mineral were homes to Sea Captains.  As with many shoreline areas, this part of the Chelsea waterfront was originally the site of shipbuilding, and lumber and coal yards.

The site of Eastern Minerals was the home to the United States Lighthouse Service?

Apr 5, 2024

How Lucky Chelsea Residents were in 1940s through the 1960s?

A Chelsea High School Memoir

How Lucky Chelsea Residents were in 1940s through the 1960s?
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