Original publication date: 29 January 2013
The last printed copy of the Varrian Calendar will find a permanent home at the Park Museum.
The museum’s Board of Governors announced the acquisition in a statement released on January 18. According to the statement, The Park’s first calendar will become the centrepiece of a permanent exhibit that is tentatively entitled, “Eventualities and Artifacts.”
“The exhibit will trace the beginnings of zoocracy in The Park through an exhibition of artifacts, that is, concrete representations of the change from a more natural order to an artificially organized one. The Varrian Calendar will represent Park Animals’ attempts to delineate time and, eventually, to harness it,” the statement said.
The Varrian Calendar, which was based on the solar year, was The Park’s official calendar from the establishment of zoocracy until 28 AZ (2010). That year, the 35 Archons made the decision to harmonize the calendar with that of the world outside The Park. In 2011 (29 AZ), citizens in The Park began to use the Human Gregorian Calendar (HGC), but full calendar harmonization did not take effect until December 31, 2012.