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Memory Garden and Time Capsule Contents

Fellow Homeowners,

The Property Owners weekend culminated in a very special community event, the dedication of the Memory Garden. It was designed by Stephen Anderson, funded by owner donations and built entirely by volunteer labor under the tireless leadership of Jim Anderson. It was officially opened by our President, Dave McIntyre, who unveiled the first 10 bronze plaques in memory of past family and friends. The clouds parted to provide a lovely sunset baas a Time Capsule was buried. Its contents are listed below. Several young children were present who should be able to help with the opening in 50 years.

Dale Boozer kindly made a video recording, available at https://youtu.be/8u9jHvfVhcY

Anyone interested in donating or proposing a plaque, please email petercotto@gmail.com

Peter Cotton, for the Archives Committee


Time capsule contents as at March 18, 2016

How the Memory Garden project got started, funded and built.
Stephen Anderson’s proposal to the Architectural Board May 2011
Photos of the building process
Thumb drive with archive documents
Highlight events on the Island from initiation 1991
Island photo scenes by Bubber McAlhany, Peter Cotton, Naturalist Lori Sheridan-Wilson and others
Lists of wild life and plants
Some food prices in 2015
Writings of the Huyler family who lived on the Island from 1920
Audit reports at the 2015 Annual Property Owners meeting March 2105
Photos of the Presidents of the POA and Utility Board from 1991
Lot map of the Island
Aerial photos of the island at various times
Charleston gateway tourist booklet
Charleston Islands magazine
Book “Just holler bloody murder” set on Dewees by Dershie McDevitt
Book “Dewees: the island and its people” by Jim Cochrane
Book of her awesome calligraphy by Susan Mashman
Dewees property owners directory 2012
The Economist “Pocket world in figures” 2015
The Economist “The world in 2015” January 2015
Letters to descendants by families: Cotton, Richardson, Mack, Mitchell, McIntyre, McAlhany, Savage, McGraw, Harry, Boozer, Mashman
Appreciation of the Memory Garden from the Bakkes
Judy Fairchild’s magazines about the island and homes
Judy’s blog about the city’s response to the Emmanuel church shooting
A small sweetgrass basket and a CD about them
Post and Courier article about the “Faraway nearby”
Tribute to Joe Riley, retiring in 2016 after 40 years as Mayor of Charleston

The Capsule is registered with the International Time Capsule Society at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA. (http://crypt.oglethorpe.edu)