Texarkana Sesquicentennial Committee prepares time capsule opening

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The Texarkana Sesquicentennial Committee (or TXK150) prepares a time capsule opening, live music, food trucks, and more to celebrate the twin cities’ 150th anniversary.

During the cities’ 1973 centennial celebration, a time capsule was buried. The Texarkana, Texas Public Works Department, Parks Department, and East Funeral Home have begun to excavate the buried capsule. It will be opened for the first time in half a decade in front of an audience on April 14th, at 5:30 p.m. at Sheppard Park on the west side of the U.S. Federal Courthouse/Post Office.

The items held in the capsule will be taken into inventory, with items belonging to local relatives and loved ones being returned to their owners by the committee.

The remaining items will be on display at the Museum of Regional History at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 15th. After these events a free Sesquicentennial Twice as Nice Festival will be held. From 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the U.S. Federal Courthouse/Post Office, citizens will be treated to food trucks and musical guests. The musical lineup includes Keith Gladney, Chasing Rita, Honey, Psychedelic Radio and Hailey Wright and the Wrongs.

In a press release from TXK150, they state “There is no charge for admission, however food and beverages are available for purchase.”

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