Time Capsule Do’s & Don’ts
Do not use copyright material unless you have been authorized to do so.
Can your contribution be linked to a specific day in the last 50 years?
Your contribution must be about life in Richmond, Virginia, however you don’t have to live in Richmond, Virginia.
Please do not exceed the word limit of 1,000 words for any piece of handwritten work. We can’t accept Microsoft Work or PDF files, please just paste the text into our editor.
Films entered must not exceed 4 minutes.
All content must be appropriate.
While anyone can offer an item for the time capsule, it must be with understanding that it may not be use due to its shape, historical value, and/or overall appropriateness.
All contributions should be written in English. If you wish to use a different language please translate or subtitle in English.
Photographs are encouraged since they take up so little space and can capture a good essence.
All contributions become the property of the Richmond Public Library. We reserve the right to photograph your contributions to be used as promotional.
Small objects may be brought and scanned under the direction of Dr. Bernard K. Means, the Virtual Curation Laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University who uses 3D laser scanners to preserve cultural heritage and history from across the world. 3D scanned objects can then be viewed online and printed with 3D printers. More information on the Virtual Curation Laboratory can be found at vcuarchaeology3D.wordpress.com
You may drop off items for inclusion on Tuesdays-Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon at North Avenue Branch Library or the Main Library from April 5th, 2015 to August 5th, 2015.
Special opening day for the Time Capsule will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Sesquicentennial Celebration, at the State Capitol grounds in the Community Tent from 12-4:30 Contact for more information: