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Huron plans time capsule for bicentennial

Heather Chapin-Fowler • Aug 30, 2010 at 9:07 AM

Residents are invited to participate in the design of the bicentennial time capsule that is being buried at the Huron Boat Basin in October.

The capsule will be opened in 100 years, the final piece of this year's bicentennial celebration and festivities recognized by city officials and residents.

A limited number of residents may purchase a piece of history in the form of a brass plate that will be affixed to the time capsule.

There are 114 brass plates available for purchase that can be engraved with a family or business name, phrase or comment.

"The plates will serve as a historical record of the families and businesses that comprise Huron today," said Kathy Muehlhauser-Moore, president of the Huron Historical Society.

Janotta and Herner of Monroeville is constructing the capsule as a gift to the city. It will be made of stainless steel to provide long-term protection for the items placed inside it. After the capsule is filled, it will be welded and sealed shut to withstand the effects of being underground for a century.

The Huron Bicentennial Committee and Huron Historical Society are seeking suggestions from residents about items that will represent the city today and what life is like as a resident in the city's second century of existence.

All items placed in the capsule will ideally reflect the bicentennial theme of "Lake, River, Land and Life."

Sometime in October a granite marker will be placed over the ground where the capsule is buried.

The marker, another bicentennial gift to the city, is engraved with the bicentennial logo and will be dedicated in October.

Anyone interested in participating in the time capsule project should call Muehlhauser-Moore at 419-602-1464.

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