A specially made centennial time capsule — including history books signed by Ron Howard and Debbie Reynolds and a portable DVD player — is scheduled to be sealed underground during a ceremony on Monday, capping four months of preparation and a whole lot of detail work.
The capsule containing centennial memorabilia won’t be opened for another 100 years, officials said.
Parks and recreation staff began preparing the space about three weeks ago. The process of collecting the items took about four months.
Gaby Flores, the city’s Centennial Celebration Coordinator and deputy director of community services, said the process was more than she bargained for.
“I didn’t think you had to do more than just bury it in a hole in the ground,” Flores said.
This year’s capsule — basically a watertight metal box — will be buried in the same place a diamond jubilee capsule was unearthed during the centennial celebrations, in a small area to the right of the steps at City Hall.