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Time capsule to go in U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids


Several pieces of modern day Cedar Rapids will be preserved in the new U.S. Cellular Center.

The city and the Carl and Mary Koehler History Center put together a time capsule that will be embedded in the walls.

Items include:

  • Photos of the June 2008 flood
  • A mobile phone
  • 30th Anniversary of the Freedom Festival pin
  • Cedar Rapids Police Department patch and challenge coin
  • Best Tasting Water in Iowa mug from the City of Cedar Rapids Water Division
  • Copy of The Gazette on the date the capsule will be sealed
  • Plus several other photos and historical information

"In 1979 when the building was first constructed as the 5 seasons center they actually put a time capsule in one of the pillars that was outside," said Caitlin Treece, Carl and Mary Koehler History Center. "It was decided that it'd be a great time to put a new time capsule in next to the old time capsule."

The items will be on display during museum hours Wednesday and Thursday. The capsule is scheduled to be sealed on Friday.

There has not been a date set on when the capsule will be opened.

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