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Hello 2042! Filling The Farmers’ Almanac Time Capsule

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Hello 2042! Filling The Farmers’ Almanac Time Capsule

For many years the Farmers’ Almanac tagline has been TIMELESS – TRUSTED – TREASURED. Since 1818 — over two centuries of publication — we have documented life as it exists: from sharing tips of yesteryear (maintaining that new thing called the “motorcar” back in 1900), to timely advice of today (using your cell phone to remember where you parked), each edition is a snapshot of the American lifestyle.

It is logical to look back over the years to all that has happened, but a birthday is really about looking forward and dreaming of the future. On the occasion of our 200th birthday, we are compiling a time capsule that will be opened in 25 years. We will include items that represent life today so the next generation can either be amazed at how “primitive” 2017 was, or amazed at how “advanced” we were (are).  Either way, it’s sure to reveal what a difference a quarter century makes in terms of how we connect with one another.

On September 18, 2017,  we will add items and seal it up, not to be opened until September 18, 2042.  We are looking for your suggestions about what should be included. What are the things we treasure today that will either appear to be timeless or antiquated?

Update! Watch the Facebook Live recording of the time capsule being filled and sealed:

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Farmers' Almanac 2042 Time Capsule Sealing

Posted by Farmers' Almanac on Monday, September 18, 2017

 

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2 comments

1 Krista Mitchell { 09.17.17 at 2:32 pm }

A memory stick with the 2017 Farmes Almanac 2017 social media year in review photos and articles with a tablet viewing device and extra battery for viewing. 😉 Too many awesome articles, folk lore, and photos to miss out on in 25 years to pick a few. A sealed airtight hard copy of the book as well, plus a Bible, our current history for 2017, 25 years ago on the same date as to compare to 25 years from now. I like comparison in 3s. Top 100 music billboard of 2017. A copy of our Constitution. A US citizen record count and country laws. Average country statistics on wealth, health, and industry. A photo of my children as babies, and current. A photo of my spouse and myself, our first ever and our wedding day. A penny from heaven I’ve had for a while with a note to the time capsule opener. A prayer of peace and blessings to those who are blessed to open the box in 25 years. ☺

2 Kathy Black { 09.08.17 at 5:07 pm }

wireless charger..satellite radio …smart tvs

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