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Southold Time Capsule Burial Celebration
October 21, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Oct. 21, 5 p.m. at Silversmith’s Corner, at the corner of Youngs Avenue and Main Road in Southold. Dignitaries and members of the 375th Anniversary Committee will speak, there will be music by Aiden Walker, and members of the general public are invited to attend.
Oct. 21 is the day Southold’s founders landed on the town’s shores to begin their colony.
The time capsule will be opened on Oct. 21, 2040 as part of the town’s 400th Anniversary celebration.
Below is the town’s proclamation to be read at the ceremony:
Whereas the predecessors of the current inhabitants of Southold on this day in 1640 procured all the tract of land lying between and bounded on the west with the river called, in English tongue, the Weeding Creek, bounded on the east by Plum Island, bounded on the North by the Sound, also called the North Sea, and bounded on the south by an arm of the sea which runeth up between Southampton and this place, calling it Southold after its mother town of Southwold, England,
Whereas 375 years have passed since the October day of this town’s founding, in which time the founding families of the Youngs, Hallocks, Hortons, Budds, Conklins, Wells, Tuthills, Purriers, Terrys, Corwins, Ackerlys, Coreys, Arnolds and Haines have multiplied, scattered and spread this town’s values both near and far from these shores,
Whereas we, the current stewards of this land, immersed in the struggles of the day, have not quite the vision to see 25 years into the future, though we wish we might and strive to do so,
Whereas, upon the opening of this time capsule in the year 2040, 400 years will have passed since the founding of this town.
We say hello to you, the people of the town of Southold of the year 2040.
We hope we did a good job passing stewardship of this land on to you.
Special thanks to Public Works Director Jeff Standish and his crew for their help with construction of the vault.