Burbank Buries Memories For 100 Years in Time Capsule

City & State Officials join Don Baldaseroni Chairman of Burbank's Heritage Commission unveil new plaque where time capsule is placed in front of City Hall. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Burbank's Centennial Mayor Jess Talamantes prsents the Centennial Time Capsule, which will be opened in 100 years. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

On a rainy day December 12, 2011 over a hundred people gathered on the steps of Burbank City Hall to dedicate a ‘Time Capsule’ that will be opened 100 years from now when Burbank Celebrates it’s Bicentennial Celebration in year 2111.

Contained in the sealed capsule are over several hundred items that will show the people of Burbank in year 2111 what life here in Burbank was like 100 years ago.  It includes most of the Centennial promotion items that were available this year, letters from current Mayor Jess Talamantes, CD’s and DVD’s and even a player to hear & view them on in year 2111, along with flash

Students From St. Roberts Bellarmine Elementary School sing 'It's a Small World' during Dedication Cermonies. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

drives with minutes from City Council meeting, plans of Burbank currently and proposed for the next several years, pictures, newspapers, autographed books and more.

The ceremonies included the singing of “It’s a Small World” by the Elementary kids from St. Robert Bellermine School and the introduction of  local and State Officials, and Department Heads.

The Ceremony concluded with the unveiling of the ‘Time Capsule’s home for the next 100 years, in the front of Burbank’s Famous City Hall.


The City of Burbank's Time Capsule Dedication brough out well over 100 people in rainy weather to witness the unveiling of the time capsul. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)