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Highland Park Centennial Celebration Time Capsule To Be Opened At City Hall

March 4, 2019 -- As part of the City’s sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary) celebration, Mayor Rotering will open the City’s Centennial Celebration Time Capsule on Monday, March 11, 2019, at 7 PM in the Council Chambers of Highland Park City Hall, 1707 St. Johns Avenue. The event takes place in March to recognize the month that Highland Park was chartered by the State of Illinois and became a City.  The Centennial Celebration Time Capsule was assembled in under the supervision of the Highland Park Historical Society.

“We are excited that our history will literally be revealed and we will get an intimate look at what life looked like in Highland Park 50 years ago,” said Mayor Nancy Rotering. “We are so grateful for the vision of our predecessors and inspired by their deliberate effort to preserve our past. We are proud of our history, and seeing the contents of the contents of the capsule will help bring that history to life.”

The event is open to the public, however, seating is limited. Contents from the time capsule will be on exhibit outside of the Council Chambers during the evening and will be transferred to the Highland Park Public Library where they will be on display for the remainder of March. Video from the time capsule opening will be available at and the City’s social media.

The City of Highland Park will continue celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary (150th anniversary) throughout the year with family-friendly, special community events, concerts, City tours, and more. All plans are guided by the HP150 Steering Committee and nine subcommittees comprised of over 100 volunteers. For a full list of events, activities, and initiatives, please visit