Navan's 150th Anniversary Time Capsule
One of the final projects undertaken as part of Navan's 150th Anniversary year was the installation of a commemorative clock and community builder's wall in front of the fire and paramedics station on Colonial road. As part of this project, an area of the site was also designated to hold a time capsule.
The 150th Anniversary committee felt it appropriate to not only highlight some of the memories the community shared through 2011, but also to reflect back on Navan's long history. With this in mind, it is hoped that members of our community will participate in filling a time capsule with memorabilita that, when opened in the future, will give a glimpse of what Navan was once like.
Following are some specific suggestions for what individuals, buinesses and organizations might wish to put in the time capsule.
Capsule space is at a premium, so we are looking for items that will be placed
in a ziplock bag (the large size which is aprox. 10-1/2" x 12").
Individuals and Families
- A copy of a recent Christmas newsletter that you sent out
- A picture of your home and/or your family members
- A brief description of your family members…where you are from, how long you have lived in the area, etc.
- A copy of your price list or menu
- A picture of your business location and/or employees
- A copy of a pamphlet advertising the business or any awards or certificates received recently
- A copy of your most recent Annual Meeting or regular meeting minutes
- A photo of your meeting location and/or your members
Submissions to the capsule are needed by April 20, 2012. Drop boxes for submissions are available at J.T. Bradley's and at Heritage Public School. The attached submission form (pdf) needs to be included with your time capsule item(s).
*Please note the following preservation tips:
1. The most long lasting print to use is a laser printer or a photocopy.
2. Colour pictures are fine, but black and white ones will preserve better over the years.
3– CD’s and DVD’s can be put into your submission, using a Gold Archival CD (or DVD) by MAM, Kodak or Delkin(a number of these may be made available through the Time Capsule Committee if there is an interest). Note that CD’s are considerably more stable than DVD’s.
4– If putting text into a DVD, the best format to use is PDF.
5– Please do not include: entire newspapers; coins; or anything that may be the slightest bit damp or have been wet at some point.
For any questions or additional information on the 150th Anniversary Time Capsule Project, please contact:
Heather Monkman 613-835-3568
Jill Noakes firstname.lastname@example.org
David Grattan email@example.com
Fred Hyde firstname.lastname@example.org