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Items sought for county time capsule burial Sept. 5 PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Rahn
Managing Editor
Come be a part of history in the making when a county-wide time capsule is buried next month in the courthouse lawn.
On Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 8:15 a.m., county residents can add small memorabilia to an 11-inch by 24-inch container that will be placed in the ground and forgotten about for half a century.
The 125th anniversary committee for Perkins County is seeking items from individuals and businesses to place in a time capsule to be opened in 50 years.
An opening ceremony in 2062 by patrons of the county and ancestors of those who place memorabilia in the capsule will hopefully have a lot of fun revealing  what life was like in present day Perkins County.
The schools are asked to get involved—all 405 students enrolled in grades K-12 will be given a chance to complete and enter a form that depicts something about the current times.
A ceremony to bury the capsule will last approximately 30 minutes and will include a speaker and music. Those planning to attend are welcome to bring a lawn chair to the area on the northwest corner of the courthouse lawn where the capsule will be dedicated and then buried at a later date.
Already at that site is a capsule from the centennial celebration. That 100th year anniversary capsule will be opened in 2037.
Some ideas for items to be placed in the capsule include photos (be sure to add description), business cards, newsletters, small history write-up of a business, etc. Those who cannot attend the ceremony but who would like items placed in the time capsule may take them to city hall in Grant by the end of August.