Pound Ridge Historical Society Announces Once-In-A-Lifetime Project

TIME CAPSULE 2020

Year-long effort will bring together special collection of items from local organizations, businesses, and residents to be displayed in museum April 2020 and buried on September 15, 2020

NOT TO BE RE-OPENED FOR 100 YEARS

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

 

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Pound Ridge, NY (July 16, 2019) The Pound Ridge Historical Society is proud to announce “Time Capsule 2020,” a year-long effort that will bring together a collection of objects, writings, and more to be included in a special curated exhibit to open in the Museum in April 2020 and culminating with the 5’ x 3’ time capsule being sealed and buried on September 15, 2020 near the flagpole in front of the Town House. It will not be re-opened until September 2120, 100 years later!

“Pound Ridge is the last rural town in Westchester and has more preserved lands than any town in the county,” says PRHS President Ebie Wood. “There’s no train, no major roads, no industry, not even a traffic light! This time capsule will capture what life was like in Pound Ridge in 2020 and I am hoping that our little town will remain a grand example for future generations to come. We are preserving our present so our future will know its past."

All of the people of Pound Ridge are invited to contribute to this exciting project. Submissions are open to organizations, businesses, and residents, young and old alike, to share objects, writings, and other materials and items they feel are most representative of the town so that it will help the future citizens of Pound Ridge to both appreciate the past and better understand their present. Items donated for consideration should be no larger than half a shoebox in size, though larger flat items may also be accepted. Items of greater size can be donated or lent to the Historical Society for display in the Museum exhibit. The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2019. Please submit your objects and ideas with the subject line “Time Capsule 2020” to info@poundridgehistoricalsociety.org.

About The Pound Ridge Historical Society:
"Preserving our Present so our Future will know its Past "The mission of the Pound Ridge Historical Society is to discover, collect, preserve and transcribe material about Pound Ridge and its environs; to make such information available to the public; to bring together people of similar interests; and to promote and share the accumulated knowledge through publications, programs, exhibits and the operation of the Pound Ridge Museum.

The Pound Ridge Historical Society and Museum is located at 255 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576, 914-764-4333