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Hugh Matthews Survived Civil War POW Camp, Returning to Work & Raise His Family

Throughout the pages of the recently-released historical novel The Penny by Michigan author Stewert James, readers find intertwined storylines that bring generations of families and friends together during often difficult times. One of the more compelling stories, one that warrants a more in-depth look, is Hugh Matthews – James’ great-great-grandfather.

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Chelsea to Unveil “The World War I Centennial: Strong Foundations, New Possibilities” Historic Installation Exhibit (July 30 – November 11, 2016)

In collaboration with the Chelsea River Gallery (inspired by co-Director Deborah Greer) Chelsea District Library presents The World War I Centennial: Strong Foundations, New Possibilities, which commemorates the centennial anniversary of World War I.

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