Hempstead County Bicentennial Time Capsule

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the formation of Hempstead County, Arkansas, the Hempstead County Bicentennial Committee is sponsoring a time capsule. 

As part of the 200th celebration  we are offering for you to send a one page "Letter to the Future" on a provided form.

The letters will be placed in the Time Capsule for future generations to see fifty years later in 2068 and look back on what Hempstead County life was like in the year 2018.

Write what you think is important, joyous or troubling, stories, history of you, your organization – whatever you think will give future generations more insight into what Hempstead County was like in 2018 when the community opens the time capsule in fifty years.

Letters must be completed by December 15, 2018 and mailed to the following address.

Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce

101 West Second Street

Hope, AR 71801

You can share photos or thoughts about writing your letters using #Hempstead200 via Facebook.   Questions? email: hempstead200@gmail.com.


Letter Guidelines

  • A letter may include drawing and text. 
  • Download the official letter form provided below.  Forms can also be picked up at the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce.
  • You may use both sides of the paper. One page allowed per person.
  • Black or blue ink pens, or regular pencil may be used.
  • No crayons, paints, glitter, or staples need to be added because the letters will be put on microfilm.

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