In 1864, a flood forced the small Army outpost known as Camp Collins to move to what is now Old Town near Willow Street in what became known as the City of Fort Collins.
In celebration of this 150th anniversary, the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is hosting a special exhibit titled "FC150 A Sesquicentennial Celebration." The exhibit, the inaugural display in the Woodward Special Exhibit Gallery, will celebrate the stories that make Fort Collins the special place it is.
The City is collaborating on this project to create a "living time capsule" that represents what makes Fort Collins an exceptional place to live in 2014. Rather than burying these items underground, the display will become part of the museum's permanent collection to be protected for future generations to enjoy during our community's next 150 years.
Items for inclusion in the time capsule will be displayed in City Hall throughout 2014. As new items are up for consideration each month, your input and votes as a community will help determine which objects will be added to the permanent collection.
This fall, the living time capsule will become of part of the Museum of Discovery's special exhibit. Meanwhile, look for more information about the Fort Collins Sesquicentennial Living Time Capsule and your chance to vote on future items to be included in the time capsule each month of 2014 at idealab.fcgov.com starting March 10th.