BLUE SPRINGS, MO. – The City of Blue Springs will host a Rededication and Reburial Ceremony of the 1976 Time Capsule at 11 a.m. on January 10, 2019 at City Hall, 903 W. Main Street.
The Time Capsule, which was originally buried in front of City Hall at the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration, recently had to be removed during the ongoing construction of the City Hall renovation process. The capsule was preserved and unopened during this time. Now that most of the outdoor site work has been completed, the Time Capsule will be reburied in front of City Hall on the Main Street side in a special ceremony on January 10. Additionally, a smaller 2019 Time Capsule will be placed in the ground as a special surprise to the future Blue Springs citizens of 2076.
“This time capsule is an important part of our history and even though it had to come out of the ground a little early due to our City Hall renovation project, we want to give it the celebration it deserves as we rebury it and add a second time capsule with some items that tell our story from 2018-2019,” said Mayor Carson Ross.
The City Hall renovation project began in April 2018 to bring the facility into compliance with code requirements and the Americans With Disabilities Act. Once completed, the building will feature a new addition that will connect the original City Hall building and the back building that was previously used for Engineering and Community Development staff. The changes will provide a customer-focused design that better serves all residents and employees. Construction is expected to be completed in spring of 2019.
Following the reburial ceremony, the City will provide light refreshments in the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce offices at 1000 W. Main Street. The 2018-19 capsule was donated by Meyer Funeral Home and the City’s Contractor Turner Construction will be placing both capsules in the ground.