This project has been in the works for over two years. Committee members and friends gathered items from the Cherokee Sesquicentennial celebration that was held two years ago.
At the time, it was decided that the capsule would be placed next to Centennial Shelter in Gillette Park. The only problem was that the shelter had not been built yet. With the renovation of Gillette Park and the new Bacon Aquatic Center, the project was on hold until construction was complete. Now that the weather has warmed up, the committee's long-awaited day had finally come.
Memorabilia items placed in the time capsule include: DVD player; coffee cups; a koozee; a magnetized label; a yo-yo; tin buttons with the C150 logo (made by Cherokee Work Services); one C150 belt buckle of the 40th Cherokee PRCA Rodeo; one wooden toy; one issue of News Week; one issue of U.S. News & World Report; one issue of Better Homes and Garden;, two issues of Kiplinger's; one issue of MONEY magazine; four issues of the Chronicle Times; four issues of newsletter/newspaper of Cherokee Regional Medical Center.
Also, one DVD Cherokee Sesquicentennial Opening Ceremony; All School Concert and parade; one DVD Gillett Park/Family Aquatic Center Video; One CD-R "Main Street Renovation Presentation;" one CD-R of Area Photos of Cherokee; 2006 Sesquicentennial Photos; booklet "Explore Cherokee County; three Telephone Directories; three books "Remembering Yesterdays…A Pictorial History of Cherokee County;" "The Historical Commercial Heritage of Downtown Cherokee, 1870-1948;" " Signs of Their Times" Iowa hometown slogans, photos and stories; Cherokee High School Annual 2007; one color photo of Cherokee Public Library; one Cherokee Public Library card; one newsletter of the Cherokee Public Library.
Also, cluster of black and white text describing the history and photos of Cherokee Mental Health Institute; color photos of the Dedication of the Blue Star Memorial Marker; North of Cherokee Water Tower; one color photo of Cherokee County Veterans Memorial West of Cherokee County Courthouse; one list of members of the Cherokee Lions Club; Newsletters of the Depot Renovation, Inc. Summer 2004 through Winter 2007/2008; one copy of Cherokee County, Iowa Laborshed Analysis, January 2007; computer print-out of Cherokee City Fact Sheet; Price list of 150 items for sale and pictures; Grand Old Houses Tour Guide; Sesquicentennial Schedule of Events and Opening Ceremonies; Advertisement of engraved plaque and gun; Entry Blank for Car show; disc golf tournament; old time fair celebration; slow pitch softball.
Also, Cherokee arena - Cowboy you events; Cake picture and budget; Proposed concept of aquatic center and Gillette Park; Community Theater Program and membership list; notes of email communication within committee; Chamber newsletters; all church choir and bell choir concert programs; 150 Tourism grant application; 150 parade list and entry form; Cherokee Symphony concert program; Cherokee Sanford Museum Calendar and articles and ornament; School District Calendar; Cherokee City Map; Cherokee County Map; Chamber membership list; 150 Cookbook; C150 Time Capsule contents; one Cl50 cup black and gold lettering; one shopping bag with cloth straps; one t-shirt; one Polo shirt; one photo of time capsule site; one photo of C150 Committee on float in C150 parade; one photo of C150 committee; one poster; one montage photo of Cherokee Sites; bound folder.
Also, Sesquicentennial All school reunion, registration sheet for C150 All School Reunion picnic, plus ticket for dinner, two color photos All School Chorus and All School Band, bound folder of notes for music played during All School Reunion, printout email regarding the All School Reunion invite; photos of bands and crowd of 3,000 at Street Dance, and photos of the 6th annual Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival