100-year-old time capsule to be opened during Bryan County Courthouse celebration

DURANT, Okla (KXII) -- The Bryan County community is celebrating a milestone Saturday.

The courthouse turned 100 earlier this month.

"It was the heart beat of the county."

"To look back and see the photos that they took 100 years ago, and then to get to do that again."

Several people sat in the lawn of the Bryan County Courthouse reminiscing on their little bit of history.

And Main Street Tourism Director, Stephanie Gardner, tell us the celebration is set to go all day long.

"From 5 to 10pm we'll have several live bands and food trucks and at the end of the night, at 9pm they're going to reveal what's in the time capsule."

"We have lots of history to celebrate and lots of people here today who agree and are putting in their two cents about what they know and its just a great day to share."

Nancy Ferris, Director of Three Valley Museum, says she's most excited for the big reveal of the time capsule, put in the cornerstone of the building by the Masonic Lodge of Oklahoma.

"To think that the last people who touched that was 100 years ago. And to find out what they thought was important to save for the next generations to come .. I think that will be a great insight to our past."

The items found inside the capsule will have a new home at the Three Valley Museum.

And the tradition will continue.

a new capsule be put in the cornerstone for residents to open 100 years from now.

"It's been an exciting day for everyone and making a little bit of history."



 
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