The Alton 175th Anniversary celebrations around town have included historical reenactments, a large celebration at the Riverfront, and a healthy dose of souvenier merchandise. Still to come this year are a variety events including Vintage Voices, which will focus on those historic Altonians around during the time of the city's charter. A sample of this year's celebration will be locked away for a future generation to see.
In other words, organizers are planning on creating a time capsule. Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau President Brett Stawar: