You are invited to become a part of Mineral County’s history.

The Board of County Commissioners has requested the Mineral County Museum and Public Works Department to coordinate the placement of a Time Capsule as a Nevada 150th Legacy Project that will be opened in the year 2064 – Nevada’s 200th anniversary of Statehood.

The Time Capsule, comprised of a 155H projectile shell donated by the Hawthorne Ordnance Museum, will be placed near the historical marker in front of the old Mineral County Court House in Hawthorne. The capsule will be dedicated on Nov. 8 at 1 p.m.


Contributions from all Mineral County departments will be included in the capsule. But how can you, the residents of Mineral County participate?

• Each teacher in each Mineral County school is invited to write a letter discussing your current grade level, classroom size, subjects, assignments and classroom aids. Teachers may also include a statement regarding their vision for future educational opportunities.

• All local lodges, churches and community organizations are invited to submit a message to future Mineral County residents in the form of a letter on their letterhead. Letters may be as serious or humorous as an entity likes, but may not be longer than one letter-sized sheet of paper.

• All county residents – adults and children alike – may personally sign a short message from the year 2014 to the year 2064. This letter has been written and will be available at the Mineral County Library in Hawthorne for. The letter will be available for signing during regular Library hours from Oct. 2 to Oct. 28. Stop by the Library and sign your name to a message that won’t be read for another fifty years.

• Mark your calendar and plan to attend the dedication on Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. outside the old County Court House on C Street in Hawthorne. Bring your families and a camera and snap a photo beside the 2014-2064 Mineral County Time Capsule, to pass down to future family members.

Due to limited space in the capsule only letter contributions are being accepted. All letter contributions should be delivered unfolded to the Mineral County Museum any Tuesday through Saturday between the hours of 12 pm and 4 pm. Please be sure to have the letters to the Mineral County Museum not later than Oct. 28.

In order to help preserve your contributions the Mineral County Museum will encapsulate each letter before it is inserted into the Time Capsule.

The Museum is located at 400 Tenth St., Hawthorne. For more information or questions, please call the Museum at 945-5142.