The 1989 Oxford English Dictionary defines a time capsule as "a container used to store for posterity a selection of objects thought to be representative of life at a particular time."
Time capsules are of interest to people of all ages and can affect people on a world-wide scale. Properly prepared time capsules preserve elements of our present as history and become valuable reminders of one generation for another.
Celebrate your history or that of your parents and grandparents, and project your present into the future for your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Time Capsules provide an opportunity for you and your heirs to describe what life was like for you, or your hopes and dreams for them. Most of our cases can be used as Time Capsules that allow you to touch their lives in a personal and special way. Photos, videos, sports memorabilia, newspaper articles, recipes, wine, a TV Guide and personal letter are just a few items of what could be placed in a Time Capsule.
Our Waterproof Cases are an excellent choice for use as Time Capsules for schools, government, recognition of sports teams and academic organizations, religious groups, memorials or any special occasion. Click here to read more about Time Capsule preparation for burial.
Your school can create a Hall of Fame with a Time Capsule to honor athletes and cheerleading squads or a Time Capsule for the graduating class to be opened at their 50th reunion.
A Time Capsule can also be a great fundraising tool for a church's congregation and a way to pass on values and traditions to future generations. It is a unique way for parishioners and supporters to assure that their contributions will be remembered years from now.
Honorees of colleges and universities would be especially touched by offering them the opportunity to preside over the Time Capsule ceremonies and by sharing their skills, knowledge and accomplishments across many generations into the future.
What to place in your Time Capsule
- Audio Tapes/CDs
- Ballpoint Pens
- Credit Cardsv
- Football Jerseys
- Legal Documents
- Slide Rules
- Phone Books
- TV Guides
- Movie Reviews
- Favorite Hats
- Stamps & Coins
- IQ Tests
- Ticket Stubs
- Automobile Sales Brochures
- Advertisements - Current & Antiques
- Bank Statements & Checks
- Sports Statistics & Box Scores
- Bibles & Prayer Books
- Golf Balls & Tees
- List of Corporate Executives
- Members, Parishioners, Students
- Mayor's State of the City Addresses
- Invitations to Past & Current Events
- Newspaper Articles
- Letterhead & Business Cards
- Magazines & Catalogs
Here are a few links for resources and tips about Time Capsule projects that may be of interest to you.
National Archives of Australia
International Time Capsule Society
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