Established on August 15th, 1966, the New Providence Historical Society is 50 years old this year! Citizen created the Society to preserve a historic landmark, the Salt Boz Farmhouse, which now serves as our museum.
50th Anniversary Event
On Sunday, August 14, 2016, 2-5 PM, the Society will be having an “Ice Cream Social” on the grounds of the Salt Box Museum. This event will include presentations, displays, museum tours, Italian ices and ice cream!
Back to the Future: A Time Capsule to 2066
But we must be careful to not only reminisce about the past, but also look to the future. The Society plans to send a time capsule to the Society’s 100th Anniversary, to be opened on Sunday, August 15, 2066.
Members of the Society and residents of New Providence are invited to contribute their voices to this undertaking. Specifically, you are invited to (a) write a letter to 2066, (b) fill out our survey, or (c) do both. These will be included is the time capsule. Click here to download a blank survey.
Other circa-2016 items will be placed in the capsule. You are invited to contribute/suggest items for inclusion. Please note not everything will be able to fit. Other items, such as food, will not be appropriate given the duration of storage.
Through a special arrangement with the U.S. Post Office and Zazzle, we have arranged for a special limited edition postage stamp commemorating the 50th Anniversary. This stamp will be used on all mailed copies of the Fall 2016 of Turkey Tracks.