To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the formation of Hempstead County, Arkansas, the Hempstead County Bicentennial Committee is sponsoring a time capsule. As part of the County Bicentennial being celebrated this year we are offering an opportunity for you to send a one page “Letter to the Future” on a provided form. These will be placed in the Time Capsule for future generations to see fifty years from now in 2068 and look back on what Hempstead County life was like in the year 2018.
People and organizations are encouraged to write anything you would like people in 2068 to know. All of the letters will be microfilmed by the Arkansas State Archives and then placed in the time capsule. Every citizen of the county can turn in one sheet of paper. The standard letter form can be downloaded online at www.Hempstead200.com or picked up at the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce. All letters must be mailed or turned in to the Chamber of Commerce by November 3.
Each community in the county is also being asked to donate some artifacts or items representing their communities that will also go in the time capsule. Contact your local mayor for more information.
The Hempstead County Bicentennial Committee seeks to promote events and celebrations around this significant year for Hempstead County. For more information and updates concerning the Hempstead County Bicentennial visit www.Hempstead200.com or email Hempstead200@gmail.com. On Facebook visit “@Hempstead200”.