<p>It’s arrived.</p><p>A time capsule designed to preserve Longview mementos for 100 years was opened Wednesday after arriving this past week to the city’s Development Services Department.</p>
An open seat signified where Andy Khoury once sat on the Longview Historic Preservation Commission, but his contribution to planning the city’s sesquicentennial time capsule was sealed Tuesday.
<p>More events and activities are filling into next year’s Longview 150 sesquicentennial celebration.</p>
The Longview Public Library is the likely resting place of a time capsule to be buried during the city’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2020.
Dressed in costumes depicting decades throughout Longview’s 150-year history, planners for the city’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2020 posed for photos Friday outside Central Fire Station.
Longview preservationists know the city’s sesquicentennial time capsule won’t be buried at the Gregg County Courthouse, but that’s where their certainties end.
Preparing a time capsule is more than simply putting a box in the ground.
The Longview Public Library is the first customer to buy a replica hot air balloon in preparation for the city’s sesquicentennial celebration next year.
The Great Texas Balloon Race has made hot air balloons iconic to Longview, and they could become permanent fixtures around town in more than just the skies.
<p>Committee members are meeting every third Wednesday leading up to the 2020 celebration of Longview’s founding.</p>