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. — an announcement from the Time Capsule Subcommittee
“The 2020 Bicentennial Time Capsule Project is a wonderful way for residents, especially our students, to commemorate for future generations this momentous year.
Amid monumental murals depicting key events from Darien’s history, the town will kick off its Bicentennial year with a glittering celebration to formally launch the town’s 200th birthday year celebrations. — an announcement from the Darien Bicentennial Committee
“This celebration is all about getting the community fired up with hometown pride,” said Miller. “Set against the backdrop of the WPA murals depicting momentous events from our town’s history, the auditorium at Town Hall is the perfect venue.”
The event will include special guest presentations, including performances by Darien High School’s Tudor Singers, and a keynote address by Darien’s Scott Pelley, award-winning correspondent with 60 Minutes and author of Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of our Times. When doors open at Town Hall at 6:30 p.m., a slideshow presentation will feature old photographs from the collection of the Darien Historical Society and the Tudor Singers will perform special selections. Members of Scouts BSA Troop 53 will open the formal program at 7 p.m. with the presentation of the colors.