250th Anniversary Time Capsule to be opened March 16th at the Berks History Center

A time capsule created for the 250th Anniversary of the City of Reading will be opened at the Time Capsule event for the 275th Anniversary on Saturday March 16th. The capsule was put together for the bicenquiquagenary celebrations in 1998 using a custom made box from Carpenter Technology.

An overview of celebrations for the 250th Anniversary mentions a time capsule but no further information as to when the capsule should be opened and where it was being placed. In January the 275th Anniversary Committee was told the capsule was at the Pagoda by a member of the Foundation for the Reading Pagoda.

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“We were surprised to hear the capsule was at the Pagoda but pleased that the timing of its location being revealed correlated with the 275th Anniversary Time Capsule Event.” says Laura Reppert, 275th Anniversary Event Coordinator “We are very much so looking forward to opening the capsule at the event on March 16th and discovering what is inside”

The event will be held at the Berks History Center located at 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19601 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m with the 250th Time Capsule being opened at 4:30.

In addition to the opening of the time capsule the items going in the 275th Anniversary capsule will be displayed. An original piece of artwork, This is YOUR Story, made collaboratively by local artist Mike Miller, photographer John Pankratz, Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center teacher Steve Simons and his students and community members will also be on display.

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Attendees will be able to write messages for future Reading citizens to be included in the 275th capsule. All three floors of the Berks History Center’s Historical Society Museum will be accessible to the public. The event is free of charge, and attendees can enjoy complimentary refreshments.

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