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:

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The Alton Bicentennial will be in 2037.

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