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The Prairiesta Committee and the Russell County Historical Society are inviting community groups, service organizations, schools, businesses, and residents to contribute items for consideration for placement in a Prairiesta time capsule that will not be opened until 2071. We are seeking objects reflecting Russell's community and contemporary daily life. Selected items will be collected through May 2021, or until we have enough items to fill the capsule, and buried in a safe container for their five decade rest.
Think small. Suggestions include: brochures, calendars, maps, local newspapers and/or magazines, menus, meeting agendas, newsletters, old and current photo comparisons of buildings or locations, family photos, pins, specialty items from your business or service organization, aerial photos of the city, letters to family members or friends, ticket stubs, sports trading cards, a list of popular expressions or slang, a popular toy or doll, cellphone, dried pressed flower, a sample of product packaging, an extended family tree, a floor plan of your home, popular music or podcast/radio program or movie on a CD or zip drive, an exteneded family tree, a small drone, a book with a special note, jewelry, business card or a copy of future-oriented magazine. Something unique and different - In 1997, the city of Baltimore, Maryland included a free ticket to visit their Zoo in 2097. Such future tickets will be worth more in the years ahead, if the organization is still around. How about an essay about the typical day in your life, donate some current money, a wind up watch with a note that says the date and time it was last wound, a key to something, a mask or something that helped you get through Covid-19 like your Pandemic Reading List or your TV binge list.
Research has shown that using acid free paper, documents written in soft lead pencils survive longer than those written in ink. Typewritten documents survive fairly well. Avoid wool, silk and nylon fabrics, because they could break down, giving off sulphur or other harmful gasses. Place your paper items or personal items in 100-percent polyethylene bags or a good Ziploc bag.
All items are subject to approval by the Historical Society, and some items may be turned away if inappropriate or too big or not a good fit for the time capsule (at their discretion). Please label your items with your name and phone number, so we can contact you if needed.
Please drop off your items at one of these locations:
--The Russell Area Chamber of Commerce, in the UMB Bank Building, on Mondays & Fridays
--D. Palma & Co. Mercantile
--Woelk's House of Diamonds
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.