Bicentennial Time Capsule Contents

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On Saturday, August 4, 2018, a time capsule was buried at Pendergraft Park, ??? Garrison Ave., to commemorate Fort Smith’s bicentennial. The vault was donated by Butch Edwards, Edwards Funeral Home.

Bicentennial Time Capsule Contents
Buried August 4, 2018
 
Cultural & Community Subjects
Bicentennial Celebration Program
Articles on Bicentennial book going on sale & Fort Smith makes 200th Birthday Plans
The Fort Smith Symphony Bicentennial Celebration Invitation & Program
Picture of the Fort Smith Bicentennial Committee
Fort Smith Symphony commemorative, signed musical score by Phillip Schroeder, composer & John Jeter, conductor
Fort Smith Little Theatre 2018 Season Brochures
Western Arkansas Ballet Nutcracker & Giselle Programs
Hardscrabble Country Club information
75th Golden Deeds Banquet Program (Feb. 2017)
Old Fort Days Rodeo 2017 & 2018 Programs
Old Fort Dandies signed poster & t-shirt
Steel Horse Rally Guide & Commemorative Pins
Donald Reynolds Cancer Support House
Wine & Roses Program
Pictures of Christmas lights & people at Creekmore Park
Kitties & Kanines Spay & Neuter Clinic information
Arkansas RIver Valley Nature Center brochures, guides & magnet
Hope Humane Society pamphlet
Clayton House magnet, brochure, 2018 Sippin’ on 6th St. program
Western Arkansas Ballet Nutcracker & Giselle Programs
Fort Smith Little Theatre 2018 Season Brochure
Fort Smith Museum of History brochure, Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Amendment of Old Commissary Museum Association changing name to Fort Smith Museum of History
Fort Smith Museum of History brochure, Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Amendment of Old Commissary Museum Association changing name to Fort Smith Museum of History
PEO Chapter DU Yearbook
PEO Chapter J membership booklet
PEO Chapter AS membership booklet
Fort Smith Jaycees program & card
Fort Smith Convention & Visitors Bureau 2018 GRIT AWARD, Giving Recognition in Tourism
Regional Art Museum (RAM), Exhibition by Fort Smith Legend John Bell Opening Reception card, Invitation to The Founding of Fort Smith exhibit, Member Magazine, photos of the museum past & present, pens & A mis de l’Art cookbook
Pictures of the downtown Unexpected artwork
Art on the Border Program & Poster
Fort Smith Chorale – Images of the Past
United Way 90th Anniversary Celebration postcard, invitation, t-shirt, pen, flyer, resource guide & program from Community Leadership Conference
Noon Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds 2017 picture book & 75th Annual Banquet Program
Bicentennial Souvenirs
Fort building contest flyer
ArcBest 2015, 2016, & 2017 Annual Reports
ArcBest 1Q’18 The Skill & Will
Parrot Island Waterpark info, t-shirt, pen, water bottle, lei, stress ball, thumb drive
Ales for Trails t-shirt
The Gregory Kistler Treatment Center info pamphlet & photo holder
Rheem: July 2018 Newsletter, picture of renaissance unit produced in Fort Smith, & 3 t-shirts
River Valley Food Bank fan
Annual Report from Chaffee Crossing 2017 & business cards
Arkansas Economic Development Guide
Copy of Fort Smith Comprehensive Plan, Dec. 2014
Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Chapter – booklet
Fort Smith Boys & GIrls Club “Beat” newsletter Summer 2018
Rotary Club Plaque
 
Educational Institutions
History of Lincoln High School book, Alumni Association Homecoming Celebration 2018 booklet
Lincoln High School Alumni Association 2012 Reunion “Hometown Favorites” Cookbook
Lincoln High School Alumni Association (1886-1996)
Fort Smith Public Schools Arts & Sounds Showcase, VISION 2023, Report to the Public booklets, Superintendent’s STAR, Ambassador Tour
Pics of the local high schools
Bonneville School backdrop & t-shirt for Celebrate Fort Smith program
Northside High School Yearbook signed by yearbook staff
Grizzlies Take State brochure
Northside High School football helmet
Southside High School Yearbook
Southside Belles (dance team) practice uniform from 2010
Southside High School Mavericks football helmet
Trinity Junior High School packet, mug, popsocket, Strike-a -Match campaign brochure
UAFS baseball jersey, 2 basketball jerseys, alumni cap & pin & stuffed Numa (mascot), girls basketball signed poster
The Bell Tower Alumni Magazine
ARCOM groundbreaking – shovel, invitation, coaster, lapel pin
ARCOM t-shirt
ACHE groundbreaking invitation & small gold shovel
 
Government & Municipal Subjects
Photo of Arkansas’ Congressional Delegation – Tom Cotton, John Boozman & Steve Womack & 4 Challenge Coins
Photo of Governor Asa Hutchinson
Justin Boyd State Representative shirt
Campaign signs, shirts, stickers, brochures, flyers – Louis Andrade, George McGill, Wayne Haver, Robyn Dawson, Frank Glidewell, Mat Pitsch, Denny Altes
Chaffee Crossing Annual Report & Challenge Coins
Maps of Fort Smith
Fort Smith 2017 Community Profile Publication
Fort Smith Visitors Guide & Bureau gavel nail file
Miss Laura’s Visitor Center
47th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast program
Promo Flier & T-shirt Mayor’s Fourth of July Celebration
47th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast program
Justin Boyd Arkansas State Representative t-shirt
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Federal Benefits
State of Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs: Eric Siddons business card
Sebastian County Veterans Office: Joe Hardin, Kathy Wilhelm, & Jon Baker business cards
Arkansas Senate 91st General Assembly Challenge Coin
Arkansas House of Representatives 91st General Assembly Challenge Coin
91st General Assembly Directory
Fort Smith Fire Department – picture & story from a Firefighter’s Wife, challenge coin, patch, 2015 Legacy Album
Fort Smith Police Department – cap, patch & handcuffs
Major Alvin Bradley Sr, major for police dept. for 31 years – pics & info
Fort Smith Fire Department – book that reflects the past 116 years
Letter from Mayor Sandy Sanders
Sebastian Co. Sheriff’s Office – letter from Bill Hollenbeck, patch, Hobe Runion business card
Arkansas Unemployment Insurance Pamphlet in English, Spanish, Marshallese, Vietnamese & Laotian
Department of Workforce Services – notice to employees how to claim unemployment in English & Spanish
Media Advisory regarding Senator John Boozman attending the Bicentennial events on 8/4/18
Fort Smith Public Library – coaster, page marker, Dewey’s Cafe menu
City of Fort Smith budget 2018
Arkansas Army National Guard – Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center Challenge Coin
 
Businesses
Chamber of Commerce Community Profile 1817-2018
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Fort Smith, Meek Family – A Chronological History (1880-2014), 100 years Coca-Cola bottle, Celebrate Fort Smith 150th Anniversary bottle, calendar, baseball caps, license plate, magnet, popsocket, chip clip, bottle opener, box cutter, John Bell, Jr deck of cards
A History of George’s Restaurant – the Catsavis Family history as featured in the Times Record. There has been a Catsavis restaurant in Fort Smith since 1906.
History of Newton’s Jewelers
Beall Barclay – business card hold & business card, info folder
Hanna Oil & Gas – Vision/Mission Statement, 2017 Christmas card, notebook, pencil, calculator, patch, sticker, business cards, picture of Jim Hanna, 2016 entertainment Fort Smith
Council of Petroleum Accountant Societies Literature
Papa’s Pub & Pizzaria T-shirt
Frost Oil – hat, 2 bottles of water, flashlight & business cards
B & M Oil – hat, pen, slinky, business card
Arvest – pen & notepad
BancorpSouth – t-shirt, fan, magic grip jar opener, magnet, koozie, pen, piggy bank, info card
Anders Group – weekly sticky notes, Mary Llew & Rick Anders business cards, pens & notepad
Mercy popsocket
5 NEWS mug & thumb drive with Bicentennial Moments saved on it
Ethan Gammill – State Farm pen
Northwest Mutual History Book & Sharon Herrick business card
Harvest Moon Artisan Bakery – business card
Alley on the Spot – business card
Edward’s Funeral Home – Best of the Best plaque
Weldon, Williams & Lick
Rheem – t-shirts
Water Tech, Inc. – bag of various items
Arvest – t-shirt & piggy bank
True Grit Running Co. – shirt & cap
Harry Robinson Buick GMC – sticker from a new Yukon Denali
Sam’s Club – info packet
Regions – frisbee, t-shirt, piggy bank, note pad
Sparks – tumbler, clip, ball
Paizi’s – menu
Joe’s Pizza & Pasta – menu
 
Contributions from Churches
History of First Baptist Church & bulletin
First United Methodist Church book “A Journey in Faith” about the history of the church, directory, newsletter, pamphlets, mug, 175th Anniversary postcard, ornaments, etc
Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church Celebrating 130 Years in Christ, 1884-2014
The Quinn Chapel AME Church- 151 year Church Anniversary Celebration
Community Bible Church – bulletin, Christ-Centered Recovery for all ages pamphlet, Community Bible Champ Camp 2018 photo, “YOU TURN For When the Nearest Exit is Behind You” book by Kevin Thompson, head pastor
Immaculate Conception Mass song sheet & weekly schedule
First Lutheran Church magazine 1868-2018 & bulletin
St. Luke Lutheran Church 75th Plus Anniversary Commemorative Booklet
Antioch Baptist District, Consolidated Association – 2nd Annual Scholarships & Awards Banquet Booklet
Evangel Temple – The Apologetics Study Bible
Fort Smith First Church of the Nazarene – coffee cup, T shirt, literature
Mission Point Church – booklet
St. Luke Lutheran Church – info & bulletin
 
Books
“Bridging Borders & Time” signed by Mayor Sandy Sanders & the Bicentennial Committee
“Growing up in Fort Smith”
“My City is a Fort”
“The History of Fort Smith”
“Talk with Tilles: Selling Life in Fort Smith, Arkansas”
“True Grit”
“The Hidden History of Fort Smith, Arkansas” by Ben Boulden
“Where the Wind Leads”
“Arkansas Frontiers of Mercy”
 
Technology & Devices
Tablet Computer
LG GPad 8.0
Cox flashdrive
Tales from the Crypt CD & flash drive
Tales from the Crypt digital archive
Laser Cataract Surgery & Lasik brochures Dr. Christopher A. Greer
 
Informational Brochures / Pamphlets / Programs:
Welcome to the City of Fort Smith
Downtown Fort Smith map
Belle Grove District Walking Tour
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Museum of History
Trolley Museum
Bonneville House
Luminessence services & pricing
True Grit
Interfaith Community Preschool
Children’s Emergency Shelter – Havana Nights fundraiser, cup, sticker, Christmas wish list
Girls Inc. – Women of Vision Luncheon invitation
Community Services Clearinghouse Agency Guide
Community Services Clearinghouse “Meals for Kids” Backpack Program
Ales for Trails
Brick City Emporium
3rd Sunday Art Show / Jimmy Leach, Artist
Fort Smith Brewing Company
Ben Geren Golf Course
Butterfield Place
Now & Then Shoppe, Inc.
The Whole Pet – Training Classes & Professional Grooming Pamphlets
Fountain of Youth
Candlewood Suites
Courtyard Marriott
Residence Inn
Homewood Suites
Guesthouse Inn
 
Local Publications
Selected Issues of Entertainment Fort Smith 2000-2018
Do South magazines
Variety of Times Records, including Dec. 24 (Bicentennial), July 21 & Aug. 4
Complete set of Fort Smith Historical Society Journals (including the 150th Anniversary 1842-1992 & Bicentennial Celebration April 2018)
Houses to Homes booklet
Serious Shopper flyer
Homes for Sale magazine
Times Record Sunday ads
Fort Smith Phonebook
Times Record & Democrat Gazette dated August 4, 2018
 
Miscellaneous Neat Stuff
Christmas Honors at the Fort Smith National Cemetery wreath
Full Blueprints of the U.S. Marshals Museum & signed t-shirt
Diecast “Panther” 18-wheel
Laser-cut metal map of Fort Smith, framed
Quilt – 200 Year Fort Smith Challenge: The History of Fort Smith, AR Quilted by Krissy Barnes Feb. 2018
Riverfront Skate & Bike Park architectural rendering
Pair of spurs donated by Kermit Walsh
Smithsonian Magazine
Travel & Leisure Magazine
Issue of True West Magazine, January 2013 The first time we were named #1 Top True Western Town
Small travel bottles of Seagram’s Dry Gin & Smithworks Vodka – bottled at Pernod Ricard
Fashion jewelry and hair accessories
Brick unearthed during the digging of the site of this Time Capsule from the 200 Garrison Ave. Building
Items from the band “Mr. Cabbagehead & the Screamin’ Radishes” including personnel roster, 2 promo t-shirts, a promotional card, a music CD, business cards from band members, photos of band members, & a parking pass from the Mayor’s 4th of July performance, 2018
 
646 DOWNTOWN
One “Unexpected” black tote bag
One “Unexpected’ black T Shirt
One copy of “Do South” magazine, October, 2015 featuring Unexpected Art
One copy of AY Magazine, July 2017 featuring grain mills mural and story on Public Art
One copy of “JUSTAPOZE” Magazine, featuring Unexpected and Fort Smith, November 2017
One copy of “GATEWAY” research report
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