Saturday, September 21, 2013

Tamarac Historical Society Time Capsule commemorates the 50th Anniversary

The Tamarac Historical Society compiled a Time Capsule to commemorate the city of Tamarac’s 50th anniversary. On July 19, 2013, the exact day of the city’s incorporation back in 1963, members and residents gathered with the City’s Mayor and Commissioners to dedicate the time capsule.

While many time capsules are buried in the ground the Tamarac Historical Society wanted the time capsule above ground and in plain view so it would never be lost, destroyed by the elements or just forgotten. The Public Art Committee commissioned Christopher Reisert, a glass artist and Angelo Maybin, a furniture designer to create and build an enclosure for the capsule and a one of a kind glass sculpture to capture the 50thanniversary logo. The time capsule is located a the Tamarac Community Center entryway for all to see.

The dedication ceremony consisted of comments by the Mayor Talabisco, Vice Mayor Harry Dressler, and Commissioners, Sheriff Scott Isreal, George Gadson, President of the Public Art Committee and Barbara  Tarnove, President of the Tamarac Historical Society. The program included essays written and resented by the school children who participate in the historical society’s essay contest of “What is fun about Tamarac”  and “What will Tamarac be like in 2038” 25 years after the dedication when the time capsule will be opened. It is the wish of the historical society that the tradition started on this day will continue to be honored, every 25 years with time capsule being opened and then resealed.

A barbeque and a band added to the festivities as we marked this historic occasion.

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