On December 31, 2013, Secretary of State Ken Detzner closed the Viva Florida 500 statewide time capsule, to be opened again in 2095.
As the activities for the 500 year anniversary wound down, one final statewide project took place – the Viva Florida 500 statewide time capsule. This exercise brought together information about many events that took place to commemorate 2013 as well as information about each county in Florida this year.
The Florida Department of State reached out to representatives in each of Florida’s 67 counties, including Viva Florida 500 partners, to submit an item or a photograph reflecting the theme “Life in Florida in 2013.” Items were also included from the state’s leadership, including Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, President of the Senate Don Gaetz and Speaker of the House Will Weatherford.
On December 31, 2013 the statewide time capsule was sealed at the R.A. Gray Building in Tallahassee. The time capsule will be displayed until March 2, 2095 when Florida will mark the 250th anniversary of statehood.
The Florida Department of State wishes to thank everyone who participated in this once in a lifetime event. Click the link below to review the contents of the statewide time capsule.