NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the New Providence Historical Society 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.

Luke Clausen visited the Salt Box museum at its Open House on Sunday and made the first survey submission for inclusion in the time capsule.

All residents, past and present, are encouraged to contribute a letter or fill out a survey which can be downloaded at 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.

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The capsule and its contents will be on display the day before its internment at an Ice Cream Social on August 14th on the grounds of the Salt Box Museum. All are welcome to attend. The capsule will be buried the following day.

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