For new time capsule, state asks: What items would describe Hawaii in 2019?

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Updated: Feb. 25, 2019 at 2:29 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - What item best communicates what life in Hawaii in 2019 is like?

That’s the question state officials hope you can answer as they prepare a historical time capsule to be sealed on May 1 at the State Capitol.

The Hawaii State Archives is constructing the box and is asking the public for their thoughts on what will describe current-day Oahu for its future generations.

Items that illustrate “our hopes, our dreams, our struggles, and our culture” are being sought.

Suggestions can be made on the agency’s website by clicking here.

Officials say they will select the items based on their cultural and historical significance, as well as their ability to be preserved adequately in a box for multiple decades.

The construction of a new capsule comes in conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebration of the Capitol’s opening in 1969. A time capsule that was sealed that year to commemorate the occasion was opened in December 2018 and contained newspapers, photographs of state officials, and other artifacts.

It also held aerial photographs of Oahu at the time ― images the state hopes to recreate for the updated capsule.

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