August 5, 2022
1:00 PM EST
2:00 PM EST

Cost: Free

Event Description:

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association will be burying a Time Capsule on Friday, August 5, 2022, at 1PM at the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site. The ceremony will also commemorate William T. Walter, Ph.D. (1931-2020) for his long-time leadership and lasting contributions to WWBA as Trustee, Officer, and Member (1981-2020). The Time Capsule will contain Whitman memorabilia, related artifacts, written historic texts and books. We will include newspaper articles of the current times reflecting a significant economic, political, or social news event.

A boulder will be placed at the site with a commemorative plaque inscribed: “I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love, If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.” W.W., Song of Myself, Section 52. This project was initiated during the bicentenary year of Walt’s birth, 2019. The time capsule will be opened during Walt’s 250th birthday celebration in 2069.

The ceremony will take place under a tent with refreshments served. No registration is required, all are welcome.

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