Creating a time capsule for AIRAH’s next major celebration has been ticked off our to-do list.
As part of closing out AIRAH’s Centenary celebrations, a time capsule has been created to be opened in conjunction with AIRAH’s 125th anniversary in 2045.
AIRAH’s division committees, individual members and staff all contributed to the time capsule’s assembly.
There is some degree of responsibility involved in putting together a time capsule and making it properly representative of our era, and of AIRAH too.
You’d think a face mask and hand sanitiser might be included, and perhaps a recording of a Zoom or Teams meeting – novel in 2020 but surely commonplace in 2045.
An AIRAH keep cup and stubby holder might surely be in order.
Dear 2045 …
In addition to the time capsule, the AIRAH board and staff created a letter for the future members to reflect upon. The letter begins as follows:
Dear AIRAH 2045 (if you’re even still called AIRAH),
I hope this letter finds you well. By the time you read this, you will know what happened to us.
I am writing to you from the year 2021. I hope you have been able to retrieve this letter that we penned amid AIRAH’s Centenary celebrations …
The reference to 2021 isn’t a typo. With the coronavirus impacting so many events in 2020, AIRAH shifted some Centenary celebrations to 2021, only to have those affected as well. Nevertheless, we managed quite a few of the events we planned, and the AIRAH 100 website will remain as a digital repository of artefacts, technology, people, moments and events.
Like to know more?
To find out more on what this letter says please go to airah100.org.au
The time capsule will be sealed and protected from various atmosphere conditions and stored in the AIRAH offices until 2045.