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Submissions sought for Missouri Bicentennial time capsule

The Missouri Bicentennial time capsule is seeking submissions from clubs, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and government agencies to commemorate the state’s bicentennial this year. The deadline to submit to the time capsule is Aug. 10, Missouri Statehood Day.

The effort is just one activity associated with the State’s 200th birthday.

All Missouri-based profit and nonprofit organizations are eligible to participate. The time capsule is sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri and the St. Louis Ambassadors with a goal to collect items that document Missouri’s past, present and future. The two organizations are asking for public participation in this project.

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Organizations and businesses are invited to participate by contributing three items: one to represent their past, one to represent their present and a note to future Missourians. Items should measure no larger than 8.5 x 14 inches (no larger than legal-sized paper) and combined be no more than a quarter-inch thick. All submissions need to be in printed form and not electronic.

An online registration form on missouri2021.org is required for all submissions and items should be mailed to the State Historical Society of Missouri , Attn: Time Capsule, 605 Elm St., Columbia, MO 65201.

All participants will be notified of their successful submission and receive a certificate for participating in the time capsule. Contributions will be accepted through Aug. 10, 2021, and an event to commemorate the time capsule will be held Aug. 27, 2021 in St. Louis. Once sealed, the time capsule will be housed at the State Historical Society of Missouri until Aug. 10, 2046, when it will be reopened and shared with the public 25 years later.

The State Historical Society of Missouri is the premier research center for the study of Missouri state and local history. Under the Missouri 2021 banner, the society is coordinating a bicentennial commemoration in collaboration with local and statewide entities. The mission of Missouri 2021 is to promote a better understanding of Missouri and its regions, communities and people, both past and present.

Alan Goforth | Metro Voice