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Elementary School Celebrates 100 Years

Posted by on 8/11/2015 to Plaques

100 Year Old Elementary School - Mitchell Elementary in Tampa, Florida

100 year old elementary schools such as Henry Mitchell Elementary in Tampa have history and make it, too. On February 22, 2015, the school held its Centennial Celebration with an ice cream social and dedication of the time capsule and plaque to mark the event. To honor the school, Mayor Bob Buckhorn from the City of Tampa issued a proclamation that declared it "Mitchell Elementary Day".

The day was celebrated with tours of the school and music from the Cub and Bobcat chorus, the school's strings students, and their black belt recorder students, too.

Our contact for the time capsule and plaque package was Brandy McClarin. She sent us the photos you see here. They chose the Architect Package which had the Architect Bolted Time Capsule (12x12x24"), small preservation kit, and 12x12 Cast Bronze Plaque.


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Principal Anderson and Assistant Principal Moon hold the centennial plaque showing the time capsule placement, June 2015 (Photo from Brandy McClarin)

Full page coverage in the local newspaper for Mitchell Elementary, February 2015 (from the Mitchell One Hundred Year Facebook page)

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The bronze memorial plaque here shown installed along with regular and memorial bricks at Mitchell Elementary in Tampa, FL

Centennial plaque after being installed in the brick walkway at Mitchell Elementary in 2015.

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Mitchell Elementary Proclamation from Mayor Buckhorn of Tampa to Principal Anderson Feb 23, 2015 (Photo credit: Octavio Jones, Tampa Times)

The bolted time capsule (here shown is the 'Architect' model) doesn't need any special vault and should be placed far enough down that its temperature is kept stable over time. The area above was sealed with the bricks and then a plaque installed over the area.