The National Park Service is requesting letters describing people’s impressions and stories of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area to celebrate the park’s 50th Anniversary as a national park site. All letters will be placed inside a Children’s Time Capsule and sealed for the next 50 years to be opened in 2065. We are asking people throughout northern California to collect individual letters and photographs describing their thoughts and stories about Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The capsule’s information will be used to compare today’s visitor experiences to those when the park turns 100 years old in 2065. We encourage all contributors to include photographs and answer the following questions:
1. What do you enjoy most about visiting Whiskeytown National Recreation Area?
2. What are your favorite memories (or stories) of Whiskeytown?
All children and families who participate in writing their time capsule letter are asked to clearly sign and print their name and include their email address for historical documentation purposes. All letters will be reviewed and only letters that are appropriate will be sealed in the Children’s Time Capsule. A final list of names for the submitted letters will be recorded prior to the Children’s Time Capsule being sealed.
Children who submitted a letter or email can return to the park for the re-opening of the Children’s Time Capsule and view the capsule’s contents in 2065. National Park Service Historians will use the letters, emails and artifacts to compare the differences between these two periods in the park’s history.
Please send the letters to:
Superintendent Jim Milestone
National Park Service
P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
Emails can be sent to Jim_Milestone@nps.gov Subject: Time Capsule. Don’t let your story be left out of the Children’s Time Capsule! Write your letter now!
For additional information, please feel free to call Superintendent Jim Milestone at 530-242-3460.
– Press Release