As part of the City of Brainerd Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary) celebration, the Brainerd Lakes Chamber will present a time capsule that will include artifacts and items that best represent the year 2021.
Get inside the capsule by sponsoring a caplet!
For just $250, you can sponsor a "caplet", a small, sealed box that will be placed in the time capsule. Measuring about 10" x 3" x 3", your caplet could include products, tools, records, letters, advertising, family or business photos, letters to the future generations... the possibilities are endless! It's also a great way to engage your team or family. All proceeds from caplet sales will fund the restoration of Brainerd's historic water tower.
Sponsor a caplet and support the water tower! Click on the 'Register' button above right.
Available caplets will be sold through December 2021 or earlier if sold out. The time capsule will be sealed in January 2022 and placed in the Crow Wing County Historical Society. It will be stored for 150 years with instructions to be opened in 2171.
What's in the Time Capsule?
The following items were selected for the larger portion of the time capsule:
Brainerd Dispatch Sesquicentennial wrap, 2021 Year in Review, and Her Voice magazine celebrating the achievements and contributions of local women.
COVID-related items including a variety of masks, a vaccination card, and an empty bottle that contained locally made hand sanitizer.
A smart phone representing the technology used for daily communication, media consumption and entertainment.
2021 “Brainonian” high school yearbook that features a 100-year retrospective section.
An Ojibwe medallion (beaded necklace) emblazoned with a Brainerd “B,” donated by Brainerd Board of Education Member Charles Black Lance via the American Indian Parent Advisory Committee.
Hand tools and a blueprint used in the 2021 construction of Brainerd High School and the Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts.
Packaging of popular grocery items and menus from area restaurants.
Brainerd police officer and firefighter badges.
Insignia from the Minnesota National Guard 194th Armor Regiment, headquartered in Brainerd.
A credit card and cash currency in $20, $10, $5, $1 and coin denominations.
“Help Wanted” sign indicating the severe labor shortage experienced by many local businesses.
Brainerd Lakes Chamber tourism promotions, which include area brochures, maps, t-shirt, and Paul Bunyan souvenir.
Items used in popular recreational activities, including logoed golf balls and fishing lures.
A promotional key chain sold to raise funds for Brainerd’s historic water tower as well as a small piece of fallen stucco that symbolizes its need for repairs.
A bible used at St. Francis Catholic Church, which is also celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2021.