Time capsule contents revealed at two ceremonies

By Jeffra Wise DeViney

The contents of the famous courthouse time capsule – sealed more than a half-century ago – were on display Wednesday, Mar. 15 at Cameron Multipurpose Building with two ceremonies held to accommodate schedules for working people.

Cameron Parish Police Jury has posted the live ceremony on their Facebook page and contents of the time capsule have been digitized and put on a flash drive available by calling or going by their office.

Refreshments were served as members of Cameron Lions Club and Cameron Tourist Commission assisted along with support from Police Jury staff.

The stainless steel Centennial Time Capsule was sealed on this date 53 years ago. The event is a rescheduled celebration of Cameron Parish’s sesquicentennial – its 150th birthday – in 2020.

The contents include:

Handwritten messages from hundreds of parish citizens to their descendants. (Were you among the schoolkids who wrote notes? Come see your work!)

Histories and membership lists of parish organizations, plus a telephone directory.

A roster of students and teachers at all Cameron Parish schools.

A roving display of artifacts will be displayed at Cameron Parish Library Branches. Watch the Cameron Pilot for more information.