Derry public urged to join Michael D. Higgins, Dónal McKeown, Michelle O’Neill and Robin Swann in leaving COVID-19 record in Rosemount time capsule

The Rosemount Resource Centre in Derry are launching a special time-capsule project, that will document local experiences of lockdown and the pandemic.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 5:11 pm

The time-capsule’s purpose will be to give future generations an opportunity to read first-hand testimonies from those who lived through this time. It will include material from people of all ages including health care workers and those who worked on the front line during the pandemic.

The Time Capsule will be registered with the International Time Capsule Society and will be stored away for thirty years on May 6, 2021.

A spokesperson for Rosemount Resource centre said: “The past year has been challenging yet unique in that we have had to change the way we live, work, shop, study and socially interact. During this time, the community spirit emblematic of the people of Derry has been ever more visible through increased effort, solidarity, and a spirit of generosity. To capture people’s experiences of this unique time we are creating a time-capsule.”

Rosemount Resource Centre.

The time-capsule will be opened again in 2051. Among those who have contributed so far are Bishop Dónal McKeown, President Michael D Higgins, the Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, and the Health Minister Robin Swann.

The Resource Centre said: “To participate in this project all you need to do is write a short piece which captures your experiences and drop it in to the Rosemount Resource Centre. For younger children we have created a template which can be collected from the Rosemount Resource Centre or requested by email.”

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