125th Anniversary Time Capsule

Come make history with the Blackstone and help us cap off a year of celebrations! Deadline extended until May 31!

The Blackstone Library first opened its doors on June 17, 1896. Since then, the library has been proudly serving the Branford community, promoting and preserving free access to information and lifelong learning for all. As part of our year-long celebration, we invite you to commemorate 125 years of enriching Branford life by helping preserve history with contributions to the anniversary time capsule. Everyone in the community is invited to participate, including residents of all ages, community groups, service organizations, and businesses.

We’ve created a form with questions that are designed to capture a slice of life in Branford and at the Blackstone Library. Tell your story (and send us a picture) and we’ll include it in the time capsule, to be opened in 25 years!


Submissions will be accepted between February 1 and April 30 online or stop in to the library for a paper form. The library will also accept images for inclusion in the time capsule. You can share a photo of yourself, your family, or something you care about. Submissions will be printed onto archival paper, and sealed into a time capsule during a special ceremony at the library’s upcoming 125th Birthday Bash.

Miss Carly and Miss Sarah will be hosting a “build your own” time capsule event for families. We would love for you to participate and it will be a great way for you to start thinking about what you and your family would like to include in the library’s time capsule. Learn more here.