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Time Capsule Ceremony - Roseburg 150

  • Dates October 3, 2022
  • Categories History / Cultural Heritage
  • Location Roseburg City Hall
  • Time 9:00 AM
  • Price FREE


The City of Roseburg will hold a Roseburg Sesquicentennial Time Capsule Ceremony on Monday, Oct. 3, outside City Hall. City residents are invited to the ceremony, which will be held at 9 a.m. to mark the 150 years that have passed since Roseburg was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on Oct. 3, 1872.

Brief speeches will be made by Mayor Larry Rich, City Manager Nikki Messenger and possibly others. The time capsule will be buried by the Roseburg Department of Public Works with a marker explaining the capsule should be opened in 50 years on Oct. 3, 2072, to celebrate Roseburg’s Bicentennial.

At the ceremony, artifacts and memorabilia from diverse groups, organizations and businesses will be placed inside a capsule being designed by Roseburg designer Paul Whitworth, owner of Whitworth Design, and built by Roseburg metal fabricator Bryson Steele, owner of Built by Steele. The stainless-steel time capsule will measure 24” x 16” x 16.”