As of April 1, 2012 – Branson has turned 100 YEARS OLD!
Now YOU Can Help Make History as we create our Branson 100 Centennial Time Capsule!
– to be opened in 50 years – at the Sesquicentennial Celebration for Branson.
NOW is the time for YOU to get involved in the biggest Celebration of the Century! You are personally invited to help create the Branson Centennial Time Capsule…
Each Community Sector (see list below) in Branson has been asked to collectively determine items that will BEST represent its unique contribution to Branson - for our time in history - to be placed in the Centennial Time Capsule! This is YOUR chance to help leave a “SNAPSHOT” of life in Branson in 2012 for your Community Sector – to be opened in 2062!
PLEASE JOIN US as we gather great thoughts and ideas to BEST Reflect Branson 2012!
All ideas will be considered and processed according to the Branson 100 Time Capsule Guidelines (Determined by the Branson 100 Time Capsule Steering Team). Not all ideas can be included in the final time capsule, but don’t miss this opportunity to come together as a community as we take our
“Community SNAPSHOT of Branson 2012”!
Area citizens can submit ideas for any of the following Community Sectors to their representative on the Committee: Theaters (Jim Barber); Businesses (Janet Oller); Healthcare (Neil Frost); Government (Raeanne Presley); Lodging (Lori Hayes); Attractions (Erin Wicker); Education (Peter Marcellus); Faith Community (Howard Boyd); Environment (Mona Menezes); Veterans (Ernie Bradley); Non-Profits (Bonnie Hermann); Youth (Jory Rolf); Seniors (Florence Parnell); Media (Monna Stafford).
Please submit all “ideas” by May 7, 2012 to the contact information below for your community “sector”. (All Community Sector’s contact information, as well as general Branson 100 Time Capsule information, guidelines and timelines can be found at www.branson100.org). Then, WATCH for opportunities to view the Branson 100 Time Capsule – on display – throughout our community this summer and fall - and join our community-wide BRANSON 100 Time Capsule Ceremony Celebration December 2 – where all items will be inducted into the Time Capsule Vault to be sealed and opened in 50 years!
Don’t Miss Our Time To Make History – as we Share Today’s Branson with Our Future Branson!
CONTACT INFO TO REVIEW:
Commemorating Branson’s 100 Year Anniversary
ITEMS THAT CAN BE PUT IN TIME CAPSULE (IDEAS):
(All items must be processed, printed, prepared according to Preservation Guidelines)
- Newspaper: From the Centennial Events this year
- Photographs: both current and over the past 100 years: (of Mayors, Aldermen, etc)
- Data Media/Electronics: Videos of who Branson is now – and what it has been over the past 100 years. Several versions of this video would need to be used (because in 50-100 years they may not be able to be opened.)
- Posters/PR from Branson 100
- Area Map: from 2012 and from 1912.
- Books/Magazines on Branson: (Shepherd of the Hills and others)
- Special Artifacts and Textiles: Memorabilia – T-shirts, quilt, patch, baseball cap, etc..
- Essays/Drawings: contest winners for kids whose essays/drawings could be included in the time capsule. Possible Theme: “A Day in the Life of a Branson Student/Entertainer” or “What our community will look like in 2062”
- Scrapbooks: to commemorate the event year – or the past 100 years or each specific sector
- Memorabilia: 100th Anniversary logo banner, poster, postcards for event. 100th anniversary logo shirt, hats, etc. Other things that explain the year’s events or the culture of our world at the time.
- Documents: Copy of City of Branson incorporation papers, 2012 Branson Phone book
- Costumes (that are not silk, wool or nylon) of famous performers
- Current computer/electronic items (prepared accordingly)
- Day-to-Day living items: Alarm clock, Can opener, eyeglasses, bifocals, mechanical pencil, Nail file, padlock and keys, safety pin, silverware - knife, fork, spoon, tape measure, tooth brush, tooth powder in small container, watch, stamp
DO NOT PUT IN TIME CAPSULE:
- Avoid wool, silk and nylon fabrics, because they could break down, giving off sulphur or other harmful gasses.
- Avoid placing newsprint in the capsule. Photocopy newspaper clippings onto archival quality (acid-free, lignin-free and buffered) paper and enclose them in Mylar-D envelopes. Do not laminate or dry-mount photographs.
- Avoid storing food, even canned foodstuffs. Cans may explode from trapped gases emitted during microbial breakdown of the food and stain surrounding objects permanently. Freeze-dried foods sealed completely in impermeable packaging, such as MarvelSeal, are acceptable.
- Do not place loaded ammunition or other explosive materials or chemicals in the capsule. Unloaded weapons are acceptable, but be careful that lubricants do not seep out and stain other items.
- Do not use pressure-sensitive tapes or adhesives of any kind for wrapping items or to seal envelopes.