Pulaski County wants to make sure future residents have a chance to know what life was like in 2016 and 2017. With the help of Frain Mortuary, the county’s been putting together a time capsule to commemorate last year’s Indiana Bicentennial.
It was displayed during last year’s TorchFest. It will be on display again during this year’s Pulaski County Fair, before being buried near the southeast corner of the courthouse during a ceremony on Wednesday, July 5 at 11 a.m. “It will be left there for a period of 50 years, at which time it will be unearthed, and a ceremony will be held,” explained Jon Frain. He finalized arrangements for the time capsule with the Pulaski County Council and Commissioners Monday.
Meanwhile, Frain says residents still have a chance to add their own items. “I have been busy collecting data from schoolchildren across the county about what Indiana’s going to look like in 50 years,” he said. “We’ve asked other organizations. If you have an organization, or if you want to put a letter to your kids 50 years from now, just get a hold of me. Appropriate items, things that represent our state, represent our community, our values.”
Frain Mortuary has donated a burial vault for the time capsule, while the county will cover a few installation expenses.