The Chelsea Historical Society will dedicate a teak and cast iron bench in honor of Tom Winter, past president of the society, at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Chelsea Heights Cemetery. The cemetery is on the west side of Route 9 just before the junction of the Hallowell Road and Ferry Road. This is a gift to the town in keeping with its mission to give to the town and promote its history.

Members will share memories of Winter, the history of visiting cemeteries from colonial times to the present, and will invite all who attend to lift a glass of Moxie, his favorite soda, in his memory (drinking it is not required).

In addition, society members will be available to show attendees the cemetery and answer any questions about Chelsea history. For example, why is there a street light in the middle of the cemetery and why do the stones in the back face one way and those in the front face the opposite?

Everyone is invited to remember Winter, learn a little history, see the society’s new gift to the town and find out if anyone really likes Moxie. Hope to see you there for the historical society’s first chance to do a town event since the pandemic began.

For more information, email Libby Doak at [email protected].

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