Thursday, February 14, 2013

Viva Florida 500 Time Capsule Ideas Wanted

The Lee County Library System in conjunction with the Florida Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services, has launched the Lee County 2013 SNAPSHOT Time Capsule project in honor of Viva Florida 500. Viva Florida 500 is the year-long multicultural commemoration of Florida’s 500th anniversary, dating back to Ponce de León’s landing on Florida shores in 1513. The Lee County Library System is seeking community input on the time capsule contents. The items chosen will reflect Lee County’s unique community and will represent what future generations should know about Lee County. A display of the actual time capsule and items that could be placed into the capsule is currently on display at the East County Regional Library. The Lee County 2013 SNAPSHOT Time Capsule will travel around Lee County until Sept. 2013. The schedule and locations are shown below. People can visit any of the locations while the 2013 SNAPSHOT Time Capsule is on display to provide input on comment cards or they can visit leelibrary.net/viva500 and provide ideas via the website.

The time capsule will be sealed for 49 years as part of the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Fort Myers Regional Library and will be opened on Lee County’s 175th anniversary, May 13, 2062. The Lee County Snapshot Time Capsule will not be buried; it will be placed in a clear case and will be on display in the new Fort Myers Regional Library.

February- East County Regional Library
March- Southwest Florida Reading Festival & Fort Myers City Hall
April- South County Regional Library
May- Edison & Ford Winter Estates
June- Northwest Regional Library
July- Alliance for the Arts
August- Captiva Memorial Library
September- Deliberation and preparation for sealing
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