Copies of letters from 1966 time capsule now available

Tribune staff reports

Copies of the letters that had been placed in the sesquicentennial time capsule in 1966 are ready to be distributed.

The original letters had been given to the Jackson County History Center after the capsule was opened April 25, 2014.

The letters have since been organized into an exhibit at the center at Sugar and Walnut streets in Brownstown.

It was decided that original items should not be given to individuals because there may be cases where multiple family members may want the item, according to a news release from the center.

That action designed to eliminate deciding who received the item was taken on the advice of county attorney Susan Bevers.

Copies of the letters may be picked up at 6 p.m. Friday in the pioneer village at the center after the reenactment of the platting of Brownstown, which occurred April 8, 1816.

Other festivities will follow the reenactment at the bicentennial headquarters at 202 S. Main St., where copies of letters also may be picked up.

Copies also will be available from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday during the Brownstown Bicentennial Bash at Pewter Hall in Brownstown.

In addition, copies may be picked up at the bicentennial headquarters during normal weekday business hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make other arrangements to pick up copies, call 812-919-4047 or 812-525-6153.

Copies of letters will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.