Digging Up Chelsea History with Joe Merkel

half-buried-cup-privy-digHave you ever wondered what might be buried in your yard from Chelsea’s past residents?

If so, please join us for the Chelsea Area Historical Society Meeting onMarch 14, 2016 from 7pm-9pm at the Chelsea Depot to hear Chelsea’s own, auctioneer Joseph Merkel, talk about the more than 1,000 “privy dig sites” he has worked on with the Michigan Historical Artifact Recovery Team.

To most people, digging up old toilets would sound like a messy endeavor, but Joseph has had a real passion for saving what he calls “living history” ever since he was 10 years old. He has excavated several sites in Chelsea and can talk about what wonderful artifacts lie below our feet. Please join us for this presentation which is sure to be enlightening!

You do not need to be a member to attend.

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