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Vallarta to Bury Centennial Time Capsule September 27

September 21, 2018

To mark Puerto Vallarta's centennial, a time capsule will be filled with nostalgic items and buried behind the fountain at the intersection of Av. Fluvial Vallarta & Francisco Medina Ascencio on September 27, 2018.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Since tourism is one of the main activities in "Mexico's Most Authentic Port," and Puerto Vallarta is celebrating its centennial this year, the municipal government is creating a Time Capsule that will be buried on September 27, as part of the city's World Tourism Day celebrations.

The brainchild of local businesswoman Martha Dau, the Puerto Vallarta Time Capsule project is a joint effort between the municipal government, private initiatives and the University of Guadalajara's Centro Universitario de la Costa, who aim to leave a historical legacy for future generations.

The idea is to fill a stainless steel box with objects that symbolize the first hundred years of this tourist destination, bury it underground, and unearth it on May 31, 2043 as part of the municipality's 125th anniversary celebrations.

Dau said that the most important thing will be the contents of the Time Capsule, which will be filled with items contributed by citizens, educational institutions and the City Council, so she extended an invitation to the general public, encouraging everyone to participate in the project.

The Deputy Director of the Municipal Tourism Department, Miguel Zepeda Becerra, said that participants can contribute any objects that are considered relevant to the current history of Puerto Vallarta and the university community of the future, including documents of reflection, photographic collections, art works, digital archives on USB flash drives, etc.

Zepeda Becerra said there will be two collection points: the Municipal Tourism Office in El Centro and the Asociación de Hoteles y Moteles office located at Avenida Grandes Lagos #222 in Fluvial. The deadline to receive the public's contributions will be on September 24 at 3:00 pm, and the burial of the capsule will take place on September 27 at 10:00 am.

He added that the stainless steel metal box will be buried behind the fountain on the traffic island at the intersection of Av. Fluvial Vallarta and Francisco Medina Ascencio, and will remain sealed for 25 years under the watchful eye of the Centro Universitario de la Costa faculty, who will make an exhibition with the objects that are not claimed as part of Puerto Vallarta's 125th anniversary celebrations.

The City Official also announced that Puerto Vallarta will celebrate World Tourism Day 2018 with a large program of activities that are relevant to this year's WTD theme "Innovation and digital transformation," and that Ecuador will be participating as the guest country.

Though an official schedule of events has not yet been released, the festivities traditionally begin on the morning of September 27 with an opening ceremony in the courtyard of the Municipal Presidency, followed by a recognition ceremony for the people and businesses that have contributed to the development of this tourist destination.