Want to be part of Bay St. Louis history?

Bay Saint Louis Bicentennial


The Hancock Historical Society is developing content for a time capsule. The capsule will be sealed on Dec. 8, 2018 at the Bicentennial Celebration to be opened on Dec. 8, 2068.

Individuals of all ages are invited to contribute their observations about present-day life in our  community in the form of an essay. In your essay, introduce yourself and tell a short story (200 words or less) about some aspect of your life in present day Bay St. Louis. It might be about school, recreation, dining, work, sports, local organizations, civic institutions, shopping, church, celebrations, events, or anything else that would help a reader in the year 2068 understand what life in the Bay is like now.

The submission deadline is Nov. 30, by email to hancockcountyhis@bellsouth.net or by mail or drop off at the Hancock County Historical Society, 108 Cue St., Bay St. Louis, MS 39520

Members of the Historical Society will select submissions for inclusion in the time capsule. All submissions will be electronically saved on cloud storage, and selected essays may be published in the Sea Coast Echo and other historical publications.

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2 thoughts on “Want to be part of Bay St. Louis history?

  1. What a wonderful opportunity for future generations to have first hand accounts of life in the Bay written by our many talented residents. Unlike emails and other social media communications these essays will survive current times and in 2068 provide readers a glimpse of life as was in the Bay 50 years prior.

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