Delray Beach to Dedicate 100 Year Centennial Time Capsule


The Delray Beach Preservation Trust announced that it will donate a 100 Year Centennial Time Capsule (2011 to 2111) to the City of Delray Beach to celebrate the city’s recent Centennial and to provide future generations with a glimpse into what Delray Beach was like in 2011. The Centennial Time Capsule, is installed in the lobby of City Hall at 100 NW 1st Avenue.

The Time Capsule will contain a number of artifacts including:

  • A DVD of the movie “Delray Then and Now,” which reviews and documents Delray’s history
  • An architectural coloring book illustrated by notable Delray architects & designers
  • A local area telephone phone book
  • An iPod loaded with current music
  • Current local newspapers that report on the events and happenings in Delray Beach
  • Many other interesting items that will be considered artifacts when the time capsule is opened 100 years later

All the artifacts are sealed in a specially designed aluminum container that is filled with an inert (non-flammable and non-toxic) gas designed to hold back the effects of time for its 100-year life. For more information on the Delray Beach Preservation Trust and/or the Centennial Time Capsule dedication, visit the Trust’s website at or contact Dan Sloan, Preservation Trust Board Member, at (561) 243-8755 or by E-mail at