Time Capsule To Be Buried During Sesquicentennial

On Friday, September 13, the Crothersville Sesquicentennial Time Capsule, which will be reopened in 2058, will be interred on grounds at the northwest corner of Hamacher Hall. It will be marked by a monument dedicated to those ten individuals, who in 1885 petitioned to build the 1st Presbyterian Church of Crothersville.

Included in the names of the ten is town founder, John Hamacher.

The community can be a part of Crothersville history by submitting items for inclusion in the time capsule. We are seeking items that have, either held a special meaning during the town’s Sesquicentennial year or that represents the past 50 years. Items related to technology, pop culture, current events, or local news will also be considered.

Items can be brought to Heritage Haus Cafe’ on Howard Street during regular business hours, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 8 pm, and Sundays 10 am to 2 pm.

Items in the capsule need to be non-perishable, fairly self-explanatory, and to contain no materials that could leak or damage other capsule contents.

The time capsule is 32 inches tall with a diameter of 10 inches. When considering items for inclusion, please keep these facts in mind since space will be limited.

Once submitted items have been gathered and decided upon by the committee, the selected time capsule items will be placed on public display, so they can be viewed before they are sealed and burried underground for our grandchildren 50 years into the future of Crothersville.

For more information, call Marcia Fleetwood at 793-3632.