Timeline of time capsules

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The following is a timeline of time capsules that are either scheduled to be installed, to be opened or have already been opened.

Timeline of installations[edit]

Install
Date
Status Location Notes Cite
1888 Open Wall Street, New York City Opened 1957
29 September 1894 Open Kingussie, Scotland 29 September 1894 newspaper; bottle believed to contain whisky [1]
29 September 1896 Open Perth Observatory, Perth, Australia Set on 29 September 1896, contents included X-ray apparatus and X-ray image donated by William John Hancock. Opened in 1996. [2]
28 July 1897 Install Northam Railway Institute, Northam, Western Australia Set on 28 July 1897, contents included several copies of the Northam Advertiser newspaper and several coins. No open date. [3]
26 June 1905 Open Palatka, Florida Opened in 1966.
1930 Install Portsmouth Middle School, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Contents:School yearbooks [4]
1939 Install Flushing Meadows Park Westinghouse Time Capsules [5]
1940 Install Oglethorpe University, Brookhaven, Georgia Crypt of Civilization [6]
May 1967 Install Titusville, Florida City's 100th anniversary, shaped like Gemini space capsule, due be opened 2017[needs update] [7]
3 May 1973 Install Alcatraz, California N37° 49.570 W 122° 25.337 [8]
6 September 1976 Install 200th anniversary of the Nation, US Treasury Department
1991 Install Nackawic, New Brunswick In the head of the World's Largest Axe [9]
18 April 2000 Install Piscataway, New Jersey, Livingston Campus, Tillett Hall Installed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Livingston College - to be opened in 2029
29 September 2010 Install Santiago, Chile 200th anniversary of Chile - to be opened in September 2110 [10]
22 April 2013 Opened First Lutheran Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Contents unknown
16 May 2013 Install City Hall, City of Cape Canaveral, Florida Contents: VIP letters include John Glenn, Barbara Eden [11]
27 May 2013 Install Vietnam Memorial, Englewood, Florida Contents-Vietnam Memorabilia
11 June 2013 Opened Portsmouth Middle School, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Contents:List of all students' names hand-written by the students. [12]
19 June 2013 Install Globe, AZ Roosevelt Dam 100th anniversary of dam, replaces a 1961 time capsule [13]
11 July 2013 Install Newport News, Virginia Welded into a ship, the USS Gerald R. Ford [14]
19 March 2014 Install Cocoa, FL Eastern Florida State College 50 year Time Capsule to be opened 2063 [15]
February 2015 Opened Cocoa Beach, Florida, Doubletree Hotel Installed 2001
May 2017 Open Titusville, Florida City's 150th anniversary, disappeared for while now at city hall, was installed in 1967 [11]
11 July 2038 Open Newport News, Virginia Contents:Navy coins, the aviator wings of the ship’s first commanding officer and sandstone used to build the White House and U.S. Capitol [14]
January 2055 Open Merrick Park, Coral Gables, Florida Contents: VIP letters include Barbara Bush Installed 2005
16 May 2063 Open City Hall, City of Cape Canaveral, Florida Contents include a digital picture slideshow of local history. Open for city's 100th anniversary. [11]
3 May 2073 Open Alcatraz, California Cement slab [8]
21 March 2317 Open Durhan County Record Office, Co Durham, England Contents : An eclectic collection of texts, images and small artefacts. Installed in the archive facility within the Durham County Record Office on the 21 March 2017. [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "121-year-old time capsule found at bridge near Kingussie". BBC. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Editor. (30 September 1896). The Perth Observatory. Laying the Foundation Stone. The West Australian. Perth. Western Australia. Page 2.
  3. ^ The Northam Advertiser: Western Australia, Saturday 31 July 1897, page 3
  4. ^ Seacoast Online|News|June 12, 2013
  5. ^ Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, The Story of Westinghouse Time Capsule of cupaloy (1939)
  6. ^ Oglethorpe University official web site, retrieved 5 May 2013
  7. ^ Marking time with time capsules, by Ray Osborne, Indian River Journal, 2013 Spring Summer edition
  8. ^ a b Waymarking web site, retrieved 5 May 2013
  9. ^ New Brunswick official tourism site, accessed 4 May 2013
  10. ^ "Cápsula Bicentenario quedó enterrada por un siglo en Plaza de Armas" [Bicentennial Capsule was buried for one century in Plaza de Armas]. Dirección de Bibliotecas, Archivos y Museos (in Spanish). Santiago. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c Marking time with time capsules, by Ray Osborne, Indian River Journal, 2013 Spring Summer edition
  12. ^ Seacoast Online|News|June 12, 2013
  13. ^ Arizona Silver Belt (2013-06-26). "Arizona Silver Belt Time capsule placed into Roosevelt Dam". Silverbelt.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  14. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  15. ^ EFSC (March 19, 2014). "EFSC Looks Ahead with Time Capsule Burial". Eastern Florida State College. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  16. ^ Durham Magazine, 17 April 2017

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