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Downey Time Capsule

A time capsule is a collection of historical information and mementos that captures the life experiences of a community and preserves it for the next generation. After a year long celebration of the City of Downey’s 60th Anniversary and the recent grand opening of the Promenade at Downey, the City is working on a time capsule to commemorate the past year.

The time capsule will be sealed during a special dedication ceremony on Monday, October 17th at 4pm at the Promenade and will be opened in the year 2056, on the City’s 100th Anniversary.


How You Can Get Involved!


Student Essay & Art Contest
In preparation for the time capsule, the City is asking Downey students grades K-12 to submit an essay or art piece about their life and experiences in Downey. Winners from each grade level will be selected to have their essay/art work placed in the time capsule.  Deadline to submit: October 3, 2016.  Click here to view flyer with more information.

Instagram Photo Contest
Take a picture of what Downey represents to you or your favorite place in Downey. Then Instagram it with the hashtag #DowneyTimeCapsule. Winners will be selected to have their photographs placed in the time capsule.  Deadline to post: October 3, 2016.  Click here to view flyer.

Items for Inclusion in Time Capsule
What do you think represents the City of Downey in 2016? Community members are invited to suggest possible items for inclusion in the time capsule.
Suggested items must be small enough to fit in a rectangular box with interior dimensions of 18”x16”x9”. A City committee will decide on the final items to be included. Suggestions can be emailed to timecapsule@downeyca.org. Please include your name, phone number and a brief statement of the item’s significance.  Deadline to submit: October 3, 2016.  Click here to view flyer

For questions or more information, please email at timecapsule@downeyca.org or call the City Manager's Office at 562-904-7284.