OCCHS plans time capsule event Aug. 12

       A ceremony/reception for a new 150-year time capsule will be free and open to the public at the Old Colorado City History Center's outdoor patio Wednesday, Aug. 12.

A stainless steel drum with a waterproof seal will be used for the 150-year time capsule.
Courtesy of Dave Hughes

       Starting at 5:30 p.m., the event will feature the formal burial of the capsule, which is to be opened on the same date in the year 2159. Aug. 12 is significant because that is the actual day in 1859 when Colorado City was founded.
       People are still welcome to contribute comments to go into the capsule. The deadline is Monday, Aug. 10.
       According to Dave Hughes, a board member of the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), the capsule is a stainless steel drum, 2 feet in diameter and 1 foot deep. Once it is filled, a lid will be affixed with screw bolts around the rim through a rubberized seal which itself will be sealed with waterproof bonding adhesive.
       At the ceremony, the capsule will be buried in a space to be dug out beneath the bricks in the History Center patio, Hughes said.
       The evening will also include a remembrance of the late Ira Current, a professional photographer who got his start shooting still and video film in Colorado City. Current, 98, died at his long-time home in Rochester, N.Y., last May. In his honor, Maloa Read, his 93-year-old sister and Westside resident, has been asked to join in placing a commemorative brick in the patio for her brother, Hughes said.

Westside Pioneer/press release