Harbor Place Time Capsule to Capture City Life During 2016

Harbor Place, under construction at White’s Corner.

In 2041, Haverhill residents will be able to look back at city life in 2016 chiefly through the eyes of elementary, middle and high school students.

The developers of Harbor Place, currently under construction at White’s Corner, and Team Haverhill plan to seal into the project a time capsule. It will be dedicated Wednesday, June 15, 11 a.m., at Pentucket Bank’s community room, 35 Merrimack St.

“Team Haverhill members will meet with elementary, middle, and high school students to gather their suggestions of items to be placed in the time capsule. Each student will also write a “Message in a Bottle,” addressed to Haverhill residents of the future. One letter from each participating school will be placed in a bottle inside the time capsule,” a statement said.

Participants include Tilton second graders in Kerri Alves class, Hunking sixth grade students in Maria Godfrey’s class and Haverhill High School juniors in Jay Fiorentini’s History of Haverhill class.

Besides student submissions, Team Haverhill is also accepting suggestions to place items “particularly significant to today’s Haverhill.” There is a space limitation, however. Items must fit in the capsule, which is roughly 18 x 16 x 9 inches. Anyone who lives or works in the city may submit suggestions to Team Haverhill and Greater Haverhill Foundation Board Member Tim Jordan at [email protected]. Team Haverhill will compile a list of top suggestions and the public will be invited to vote for their favorites on the Team Haverhill website and Facebook page after June 6.

The Greater Haverhill Foundation and the Boston-based Planning Office for Urban Affairs, affiliated with Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, are developers of the project.

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