DUNEDIN – 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Dunedin’s sister city relationship with Stirling, Scotland. As part of the exchange of historical materials, the city of Dunedin will be sending a time capsule to Stirling that will be kept sealed until 2064 to celebrate the 100th anniversary.
The Dunedin Historical Museum is lending its full support to the Sister Cities program.
The museum is looking for people who want to have one of their items become part of the contents.
The museum has many levels for sponsorship so that every business, organization or person can be part of that 100th year celebration.
The costs are very reasonable, only enough to help offset some of the costs of shipping and handling.
People can enshrine a letter-sized paper, letter, picture, etc., or small three-dimensional item, such as a baseball, for $15.
Larger items may be possible for inclusion but will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be dependent on size and available space.
There also will be a school-to-school time capsule, which will be sent later this year, allowing time for the students in Dunedin to learn more about their sister city and create materials that will be directed toward building understanding between the children and youth of the two cities.
Entries for this time capsule will be at no cost. However, the museum is looking for a sponsor, at $250, to cover the costs of shipping, handling and presentation.
Both time capsules will be handcrafted and donated by the Patrick Painter, The Dunedin Woodwright, 985 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, a master woodworker and cabinet builder.
Several community leaders will take a trip to Stirling, Scotland, this year as part of the Sister Cities relationship.