NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Historic Society is celebrating their 50th Anniversary and invites the public to an Ice Cream Social from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 14 on the grounds of the Salt Box Museum located at 1350 Springfield Ave. in New Providence. (Rain date: August 21)
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, they will bury a time capsule containing documents and artifacts from the present day to be opened on the 100th anniversary. The capsule will be buried on Monday, August 15, 2016, to be opened in 2066.
All residents, past and present, are encouraged to contribute a letter or fill out a survey which can be downloaded at http://newprovidencehistorical.com/50th-anniversary. Residents will also be able to donate artifacts. Some artifacts already donated include an iPhone, police patches, local menus from restaurants and a signed copy of a recent novel by a New Providence author. Items for donation can be brought to the Mason Room, located at the New Providence Memorial Library. Artifact donors may call 908-655-1034 with questions. The only limitation is space in the capsule -- so smaller items are preferred.
The mission of the New Providence Historical Society is to record and preserve local history. As a 501(c)(3) charity, monetary donations to New Providence Historical Society are tax deductible. The Society is also open to donation of other kinds, such as artifacts for preservation or items to be sold for fundraising purposes.
The society’s website is www.newprovidencehistorical.com.