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Posted on: February 24, 2014

Jackson County to Unveil Design of Truman Courthouse Time Capsule

On Tuesday, February 25, Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders will join five young artists in unveiling a mural that will adorn a time capsule that will be placed in the Historic Truman Courthouse later this year.

The presentation will take place at 3:30 PM Tuesday at the MyArts building in Independence, Missouri (315 North Main Street).

Other county officials as well as representatives from the City of Independence will also be present.

In May, Jackson County will be sealing a time capsule in the Historic Truman Courthouse in downtown Independence. Items in the capsule will include historical artifacts as well as other pieces that are period appropriate for 2013. The capsule will be held in the headquarters of the Jackson County Historical Society and will not be opened for 80 years.

The design and artwork for the time capsule was completed by five students who participate in the MyArts (Metropolitan Youth Arts & Technology for Students) program.

MyArts is funded by Jackson County COMBAT (Community Backed Anti-Drug Tax) and is overseen by the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. MyArts offers at-risk youth the opportunity to express their creativity through various artistic endeavors, including graphic design, visual arts, darkroom photography, screen printing, and ceramics.

County Executive Sanders will join MyArts students in presenting the mural for the time capsule while thanking the young artists for their work.

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