On Independence Day, the Clatsop County Historical Society is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Heritage Museum building, which was dedicated as the Astoria City Hall July 4, 1905. The activities begin at 2 p.m. Monday.

Just like that day 100 years ago there will be music, speeches and contests such as a three-legged race, running races for boys and girls younger than 14, a pie-eating contest - and even a fat man race. There will be free admission to the museum along with birthday cake.

The Historical Society is also collecting two-dimensional items like letters, photos, CDs and DVDs for a time capsule to be opened July 4, 2105. The first 100 children to attend will receive a time capsule of their own to take home and open in the future.

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