Throughout the summer we will collect your ideas and encourage your submissions for items to include in our library time capsule to be opened 100 years in the future. All items received will be available for viewing at the Centennial Gala on September 14, 2012 at the Wachusett Country Club. Before you start making your list, please keep in mind these guidelines regarding which materials store well over time and which don't.
Size: The interior of the capsule is less than 1' x 1'. You might include a photograph or photocopy of an object. Using a picture of an object will also prevent you from including something special you might want back.
Durability: Many items break down over time and will not survive if they are stored in a time capsule. Paper with acid in it breaks down especially quickly and can harm objects stored around it. Newspapers especially have a lot of acid in them. If you decide to include a newspaper clipping or other paper materials, you might want to photocopy them first onto acid-free paper which we will make available.
Things Not to Include: Nothing that is liquid, food, alive or once-living will be included in our time capsule. These types of objects could spill, make harmful fumes, or attract insects as they break down.
Other Things to Think About: Objects should be interesting, but not mysterious or confusing. Your message should be clear. Please fill out the form below to give a complete list of your objects and why you would like to include them in the time capsule.