Life memory recordings make for time-capsule gold in Richmond
Soyou’re thinking about creating a time capsule this summer but wonder what to put inside?
Why not consider adding the special memories of loved ones, friends, colleagues or mentors, as told in their own words?
To help mark its 50th anniversary, the Richmond County Historical Society is building a concrete underground vault near Melbourne Township Hall to accommodate up to 150 cylindrical, 1.7-litre stainless-steel containers.
The vault will be sealed later this summer and won’t be reopened until 2062, when the historical society turns 100.
Friends and supporters of the Saving Time project have been buying the canisters for $50 apiece to make their own time capsules for deposit in the vault on September 2.
Now those who participate can also choose to contribute to a province-wide collection of life-memory interviews called StoryNet, in collaboration with the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN).
Supporters of the historical society who reserve a time capsule before August 16 will be invited to record one-on-one audio interviews with special people in their lives, at no extra cost. Contact Dwane Wilkin at 819-5649595 or email@example.com. Participants can transcribe the interviews onto acidfree paper for inclusion in the capsules.
StoryNet is offering to conduct up to 12 recording sessions in the Richmond area on a first-come, firstserved basis, and provide a CD copy of the interviews for each participant.
StoryNet CDs also make great gifts and the sound recordings will enrich family and community archives for years to come, while weaving memories, insights and wisdom into Canada’s cultural heritage.
For more information or to reserve your canister please call Nick Fonda at (819) 826-2534 or Simon Langeveld at (819) 8261923.