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  • Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce

    Centennial Time Capsule Submissions

     

    In celebration of the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce’s 100th anniversary, you are invited to contribute to a time capsule that will be opened in 2121, 100 years from now!

    We invite you to write a message to the Thomasville of the future and its citizens. Some ideas of what you should include in your message are listed below. Are you writing on behalf of a business, organization, or church? Are you an adult or a kid writing a personal message?

    Find your category below  and craft your message to the future. Please limit your message to one page or less.

     

     What will Thomasville be like in 2121? We don’t know, but your message will tell future Thomasvillians what our community was like today and what we thought life would be like in 100 years. We can’t wait to hear from you!

    Please mail or drop off all messages to the future at:

     

    Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce

    Attn: Time Capsule

     401 S. Broad St.

    Thomasville, GA 31792

     

    Responses are due September 1, 2021

     

                                                                                                                                                                 

    Can you think of an artifact that represents life in Thomasville and Thomas County that should be in the time capsule?

    Read the details and suggest an item at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BHSYDCG

                                                                                                                                                                 

  • Individuals

    Adults

    Are you an adult writing a personal message to the future?

    Here are some ideas of what to include:

    • What do you do for a living?
    • What do you like about living in Thomasville?
    • What are you most proud of?
    • What is your favorite memory of living in Thomasville?
    • What do you believe Thomasville will be like in 2121?  
      • What will the population be?
      • What will people do for fun?
      • Where will people work?
    • A positive message or advice to the Thomasville of the future.

    Youth

    Are you a kid or teenager sending a message to the future?

    Here are some ideas of what to include:

    • DRAW a picture of Thomasville in 100 years? How different will it be?
    • What do you love about living in Thomasville?
    • What do you want to be when you grow up?
    • What do you think Thomasville will be like in 100 years?

     

    Businesses

    Are you writing a message to the future on behalf of a business?

    Here are some ideas of what to include:

    • Information on the business’s origins.
      • How and when did the business start?
    • Information on the business today.
      • What do you make/do/sell?
      • How many people does your business employ?
      • What is the business most proud of?
      • How is your business involved in Thomasville life?
    • Information on the business’s future.
      • Where is the business headed?
      • What do you believe the business will look like in 2121?
      • What do you believe the future of your field, in general, looks like?
    • What will Thomasville be like in 100 years?
      • What will the population be?
      • What will people do for fun?
      • Where will people work?
    • A positive message or advice to the Thomasville of the future.

     

    Community Organizations

    Are you writing a message to the future on behalf of a club, non-profit, or other organization?

    Here are some ideas of what to include:

    • Information on the organization’s origins.
      • How and when was it started?
    • Information on the organization today.
      • ‚ÄčWhat does your organization do?
      • How many people does your organization involve?
      • What is the organization most proud of?
      • How is your organization involved in Thomasville life?
    • Information on the organization’s future.
      • Where is the organization headed?
      • What do you believe the organization will look like in 2121?
    • A positive message or advice to the Thomasville of the future.

     

    Churches & Religious Groups

    Are you writing a message to the future on behalf of a church or other religious group?

    Here are some ideas of what to include:

    • Information on the church’s origins in Thomasville.
      • How and when was it organized?
      • Was it around 100 years ago?
    • Information on the church today.
      • How is the church involved in life in Thomasville?
      • How many people attend the church?
    • Information on the church’s future.
      • Where is the church headed?
      • What do you believe the church will look like in 2121?
      • What do you believe the future of religion in Thomasville and America looks like?
    • A message of hope to the Thomasville of the future.
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  • Artifact Submissions

    You are invited to suggest an artifact to be placed in the time capsule.

     Can you think of a small item that represents a facet of life in Thomasville? Perhaps it represents your business, your church, your school, or some other part of life in Thomasville and Thomas County. We want to share it with the Thomasville of the future!

    Use the link below to tell us what you would like to place in the time capsule.

    Please do not drop off or mail artifacts to the chamber!

    Since space is limited in the time capsule, the Time Capsule Committee will review the suggestions and reach out to those chosen for submission into the time capsule.

     

    Some things to consider:

    1. The smaller the artifact, the more likely it is chosen for submission into the time capsule. Please only suggest artifacts that can fit in your hand.
    2. Organic materials (some wood, leather, feathers, plants, food, etc.) will deteriorate over time and cannot be submitted into the time capsule.
    3. Unstable metals like copper and brass will corrode over time and cannot be submitted into the time capsule.
    4. All artifacts submitted to the chamber for placement in the time capsule become the property of the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce. Do not submit any item that you wish to be returned.
    5. Artifacts collected by the chamber are not guaranteed to be placed in the time capsule. The Time Capsule committee will select the artifacts that are most conducive to size constraints and best representative of Thomasville and Thomas County

     

    Link to form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BHSYDCG

    We look forward to hearing your suggestions!

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  • Terms of Submission

    • Messages and artifacts submitted to the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce can not be guaranteed placement into the time capsule. Regardless of their placement status, submissions to the time capsule are considered irrevocable upon the physical transfer to the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce.
    • The Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce will accept submissions of messages and suggestions for artifact submissions from anyone who feels connected to Thomasville or Thomas County. No individual or business will be excluded from submission for any reason.
    • Messages to the future should be limited to one page in length.
    • Artifacts that are suggested for entry into the time capsule must fit in one’s hand. Larger submissions can not be accepted under any circumstances.
    • All submissions are to be outright and unconditional. The Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce cannot guarantee that objects donated will be placed in the time capsule. Full discretion of what is placed into the time capsule rests with the Time Capsule Committee.
    • Messages must be mailed or delivered to Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Time Capsule, 401 S. Broad St. Thomasville, GA 31792. Those sent elsewhere will not be considered for submission.
    • Submissions of messages and suggestions for artifact submissions are due September 1, 2021. There will be no exceptions to this deadline.
    • Artifacts must be approved by the Time Capsule committee through this form https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BHSYDCG before they are accepted by the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce. Unapproved submissions will not be accepted, nor will attempts be made to return them.
    • All submissions to the time capsule will remain in the possession of the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce indefinitely, including after exhumation.
    • The submitter and any heirs of the submitter retain no claim to items submitted into the time capsule at any time. Artifacts will remain the property of the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce after their exhumation.
    • Should the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce cease operation before the exhumation date, the time capsule and all of its contents will become the property of the Thomasville History Center.

     

  • Questions?

    (229) 226-9600

    info@imaginethomasville.com