12/7/2020 - Request for Public Submissions - Darien Bicentennial Time Capsule

Contact: Office of the First Selectman

Press Release for November 5, 2020

DARIEN, CT—Be a part of Darien history! In conjunction with the Darien 2020 Bicentennial celebration, Darien is creating a Time Capsule to commemorate this year. Members of the community will be invited to share a short, written reflection of the year 2020 to be included in the time capsule. The capsule will be opened in 50 years in 2070.

“The 2020 Bicentennial Time Capsule Project is a wonderful way for residents, especially our students, to commemorate for future generations this momentous year. We’re asking all town residents to capture, in their own words, life in Darien in 2020.” – Al Miller, Chairman, 2020 Bicentennial Committee.

The Time Capsule Subcommittee asks that the public think broadly of events that have significance within Darien and not only in the wider world. Information about the big events today will be well-documented for future historians in newspapers. However, the insights of what it was really like to live in Darien in 2020 won’t be as readily available.

Visit to write your reflection by December 31, 2020. If you prefer a paper submission, please mail or bring to Darien Library (attn: Caroline Lopez, 1441 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820). All written submissions must be 200 words or less and fit on an 8.5 x 11-inch sheet of paper to be included.

The Committee encourages submissions that are original and related to the topic. It reserves the right to remove submissions that are in conflict with its standards. Submissions that are offensive or those that promote a service or product will not be included. Entries may be read by members of the Darien 2020 Bicentennial Time Capsule Subcommittee in the process of putting the printed book together.

All submitted entries will be printed and bound in a book to go into the time capsule. Darien schools will also be submitting items to be added into the time capsule along with photos and select news articles.The Time Capsule Ceremony and the other exciting Darien 2020 Bicentennial festivities will be rescheduled to next year. We look forward to celebrating 2020 ... one more time in 2021!

A special thanks to our sponsors for their generous support:
Platinum Benefactor: The Darien Foundation
Diamond Benefactor: The Town of Darien
Gold Sponsors: Crestwood Advisors, Baywater Properties, DR Bank, Hollow Tree Self Storage, The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s, William Raveis Real Estate Mortgage and Insurance
Silver Sponsors: Neil Hauck Architects, RAND Insurance
Bronze Sponsors: Barrett Bookstore, Brown Thayer Shedd Insurance Agency, Darien Board of Realtors.
Moffly Media – Exclusive Regional Magazine Sponsorship
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Facebook: Darien2020
Instagram: @Darien200
Twitter: DarienCT200

*The 2020 Bicentennial Logo is the property of the town of Darien, CT and may not be used without permission, except by official sponsors and non-profit partners. Please visit for information.