HUTCHINSON, Kan. – In commemoration of the Sesquicentennial anniversary of the City’s incorporation, August 15 has been proclaimed to be Hutchinson Day. To celebrate, the public is invited to City Hall for an historic time capsule ceremony.
Festivities will begin at 10:00 AM outside City Hall for the unearthing of the Centennial time capsule and the placement of the Sesquicentennial time capsule. Speakers will include Hutchinson Mayor, Jade Piros de Carvalho and Reno County Museum Curator, David Reed. Attendees will then be invited into the lobby for refreshments while the exhumed time capsule is moved and set up for unpacking.
The Centennial time capsule, buried outside City Hall since the building was first completed in 1972, will then be unpacked by Reno County Museum staff in the council chambers. Those who wish to watch are welcome to sit in the gallery or watch the live stream online.
The contents of the Centennial time capsule will then be moved to the Reno County Museum, where they will be cataloged and prepared for display. Recipients of letters from the 1972 time capsule will be contacted by the museum.
To donate items to the Sesquicentennial time capsule, please bring them to the following drop-off events:
Or email photos or letters (three maximum) to [email protected] by August 10.
For more information on what to donate, visit www.hutchgov.com.