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County to Open Time Capsule in 2071

Sangamon County celebrated its 200th birthday in 2021 by collecting videos of residents’ stories from living in the county, with the goal of storing these videos into a time capsule for future generations to cherish.

Time Capsule hard drives are stored in two locations: one in the County Building and one at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in the climate-controlled, secure area where wiht many other important artifacts and documents related to Lincoln and the state of Illinois. The time capsules will be opened in 2071 when the County celebrates its 250th birthday.


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