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What's in the Fort Smith Bicentennial Time Capsule

What's in the Fort Smith Bicentennial Time Capsule

Join the Fort Smith Bicentennial Time Capsule team at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 2018 as the vault is sealed and interred at Pendergraft Park, 200 Garrison Avenue. Mayor Sandy Sanders will preside. 

Then, enjoy a free ice cream social at the invitation of the Fort Smith Museum of History, at 3 p.m. or following the Time Capsule burial. The museum is located at 320 Rogers Avenue.

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Special thanks to Time Capsule team leader Hollie Greer for her work on this project. As August is our 18th anniversary of publication, Entertainment Fort Smith is proud to contribute selected issues.

To add artifacts to the Bicentennial Time Capsule, there is a last-minute collection at the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce Aug. 1-3 for those who missed the deadline. Act you, you slackers! There will not be a chance of getting into that vault for another 100 years.

Contents of the Time Capsule

(as of press time)

Cultural and Community Subjects
Ales for Trails memorabilia
Arkansas River Valley Nature Center brochures & guides
Bicentennial Celebration Program
Clayton House literature
Fort Smith Symphony commemorative, signed musical score
Fort Smith National Historic Site literature
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum (RAM) literature
Hope Humane Society memorabilia
Kitties & Kanines Spay & Neuter Clinic information
Old Fort Days Rodeo Program
Old Fort Days Rodeo Dandies signed poster & T-shirt
Steel Horse Rally Brochure & Commemorative Pins
Tales from the Crypt digital archive
Mercy Gala program
Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House literature
Wine & Roses program
Photos of Christmas lights and people at Creekmore Park
Hardscrabble Country Club information
75th Golden Deeds Banquet Program (February 2017)
Western Arkansas Ballet Nutcracker & Giselle Programs

Technology and Devices
Tablet Computer
LG GPad 8.0
Cox flashdrive
Laser Cataract Surgery and Lasik Brochures

Chamber of Commerce Community Profile 1817-2018
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Fort Smith, Meek Family
A History of Newton’s Jewelers
A History of George’s Restaurant and menu, Catsavis family history
Hanna Oil & Gas memorabilia
Papa’s Pub & Pizzeria T-shirt
Council of Petroleum Accountant Societies literature

Government and Municipal Subjects
Photo of Arkansas’ Congressional Delegation and 4 Challenge Coins
Chaffee Crossing Annual Report
Chaffee Crossing Challenge Coins
Maps of Fort Smith
Fort Smith 2017 Community Profile Publication
Miss Laura’s Visitor Center

Contributions from Churches
Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church book,
Celebrating 130 Years in Christ, 1884-2014
History of First Baptist Church & Program
First United Methodist Church history book A Journey in Faith, directory, newsletter, pamphlets, mug, 175th anniversary postcard and Christmas ornaments
The Quinn Chapel AME Church, 151-Year Anniversary Celebration
St. Scholastica Monastery literature
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church history
St. Boniface Catholic Church literature
Community Bible Church literature and book by Kevin Thompson

Educational Institutions
ARCOM groundbreaking shovel, invitation, coaster
ARCOM T-shirt
ACHE groundbreaking invitation and small gold shovel
History of Lincoln High School book
Lincoln High School Alumni Association (1886-1996) literature
Interfaith Community Preschool history
Fort Smith Public Schools information and Vision 2023 publication
Northside High School Yearbook signed by yearbook staff
Grizzlies Take State brochure
Northside High School Grizzly football helmet
Southside High School Mavericks football helmet
Southside High School Yearbook
Dixie Belles practice uniform
Trinity Junior High School packet
UAFS Lions athletic jerseys, alumni cap and plush Lion mascot toy
UAFS Lady Lions basketball signed poster
The Bell Tower alumni magazine

Bridging Borders & Time
True Grit
Growing up in Fort Smith by Teresa Greenlee-Hesselberth

Local Publications
Entertainment Fort Smith, selected issues 2000-2018
Do South
Journal of the Fort Smith Historical Society issues
Times Record Sunday ads
Times Record newspapers including Dec. 25, 2017 Bicentennial coverage
Homes for Sale magazine
Houses to Home Booklet
Serious Shopper flyer

Many Informational Brochures
Brick City Emporium
3rd Sunday Art Show, Jimmy Leach, Artist
Parrot Island Water Park
Fort Smith Brewing Co.
Ben Geren Golf Course
Butterfield Place
Now & Then Shoppe, Inc.
Candlewood Suites
Courtyard Marriott
Residence Inn
Homewood Suites
Guesthouse Inn

Miscellaneous Neat Stuff
Christmas Honors at the Fort Smith National Cemetery wreath
Die cast “Panther” 18-wheeler truck model
Full Blueprints of U.S. Marshals Museum
Laser-cut metal map of Fort Smith, framed
Pair of spurs donated by Kermit Walsh
Site Plan of Riverfront Skate & Bike Park

This article appears in the August 2018 issue of Entertainment Fort Smith Magazine.

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