Oswaldtwistle's refurbished Arts Centre will contain a blast from the past for future generations – in the form of a time capsule.
Council leader Councillor Peter Britcliffe and centre co-ordinator Gayle Knight laid the time capsule in a wall at the new civic arts centre on Union Road.
The time capsule contains information about the refurbishment, with personal letters from people involved, plans of the arts centre before and after refurbishment and the history of the building from when it was first built in the late 1800s.
Gayle Knight explained the inspiration behind installing the capsule.
She said: "During the building refurbishment of the arts centre the builders found a copy of an old newspaper dated March 26, 1964. That gave me the idea to create a time capsule for future generations."
The capsule has been placed in a cavity wall right in the centre of the building. A plaque will be placed on the nearest wall to mark the spot when the new arts centre is officially opened later this year.
Cllr Britcliffe said: "I hope when this time capsule is opened that Oswaldtwistle is being cared for as well as it is now."
The arts centre is due to open in August this year. The refurbishment was funded by Hyndburn Borough Council
The first production will be Romeo and Juliet, produced by a youth drama group and directed by Joanne Haworth.
Anyone who wants to find out more about projects at the arts centre should visit www.civicartscentre.co.uk or ring 01254 387851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org