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Local History

Discover the beautiful towns of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT.

Time Capsule Reveal

The time capsule buried in Wilcox Park for will be dug up and opened in this community event where everyone is welcome.  The Capsule was buried in 1969 commemorating the 300th anniversary (Tercentenary) of the Town of Westerly.  2019 marks the 350th anniversary of our town.  Come and see for yourself what surprises and relics have been hidden 50 years, waiting to be revealed once more.  Just how how have the times changed with everyday objects and news worthy events?

The ceremony will be held at the Wilcox Park historic Bandstand (gazeebo) which is adjacent to the site of the capsule and Sourwood tree that was planted at the same time during Tercentenary Week (May 31-June7th, 1969).  A few citizens that were in attendance in the 1969 instalation will be present and responsable for the ceremonial opening of this treasure.

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