For Tomorrow (LFT) - FAQs
What is a ‘Letter For Tomorrow’ (LFT)?
‘Letters For Tomorrow’ are a pre-constructed format with prompts that
will help you tell our future community residents about you, your family, and/or your business or organization. They
were inspired by the ‘Letters To Tomorrow’ found in the JFK Peace Capsule created in 1965 and unearthed
in 2015. For more information on these letters visit the museum.
What will you do with my LFT?
‘Letters For Tomorrow’ will be gathered and placed in the BCHS Centennial
Anniversary Time Capsule on May 11, 2019. They will remain sealed in the time capsule until the date of its opening,
50 years in the future (May of 2069). After the capsule is opened, the LFTs are intended to be entered into the museum’s
collection for future preservation and education about our time.
Who can purchase and fill out a ‘Letter For Tomorrow’?
ANYONE! An individual, a family, a small business,
a large business, a corporate office that operates locally, a non-profit organization, service clubs, ‘fun’ clubs,
volunteer clubs, special interest groups and committees, churches and other religious organizations, etc.
Do I have to live in Bay County to fill out a Letter
As long as
you engage in the Bay County community, you are welcome and invited to complete a LFT. If you live, work,
volunteer, or spend time in Bay County, own a business or do business in Bay County, engage in an organization
that operates in or serves Bay County, or otherwise participate in the community of Bay County at this time or have done so
in the past, you can contribute your story via a ‘Letter for Tomorrow’.
What if I am an out of town visitor to the Museum?
Our patrons from far and wide are certainly a part
of the day-to-day life of the Bay County Historical Society / Historical Museum of Bay County that we would like to record
for inclusion in the BCHS Centennial Anniversary Time Capsule. Visitors are welcome to fill out a Visitor Card (on the
podium in the 1st floor hall) to provide us with a record of their visit. These cards can be deposited in the small
black framed shadow box on the wall above the podium. These cards will be included in the Time Capsule as a record of
our museum visitors during our centennial year.
Where do I go to purchase a ‘Letter For Tomorrow’?
‘Letters For Tomorrow’ are only available at the Bay County Historical Society / Historical
Museum of Bay County, 321 Washington Ave.
How can I purchase a letter if I can’t make it to the museum?
You may contact the Historical Society by phone or mail and pay by credit card or check.
Your letter/s will then be sent to you by mail to complete. You can then return them by mail if you wish.
How much is a ‘Letter For Tomorrow’
and what is the money being raised for?
$5 for Personal/ Family Letter; $10 for Business/Organization Letter. The money raised through these
contributions will be added to our endowment fund to ensure another 100 years of successful operation.