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Time Capsules
Description:
Time capsules are one way of sending information about our present lives into the future.
Expanded Description:
The International Time Capsule Society (ITCS) is an organization established in 1990 to promote the careful study of time capsules. It strives to document all types of time capsules throughout the world. The group is headquartered at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia. They offer the following description:

"Time capsules are interesting to people of all ages and touch people on a world-wide scale. Properly prepared time capsules preserve the salient features of history and can serve as valuable reminders of one generation for another. Time capsules give individuals, families and organizations an independent voice to the future."

The ITCS is collecting information to form a comprehensive databases of time capsules, although none of the gathered information appears to be available on the web.

The first time capsule may be the "Crypt of Civilization" created in 1936 at Oglethorpe Univiserty, although it is much, much larger than most time capsules. But, the concept apparently inspired the Westinghouse Company to create a time capsule that was buried at the site of the 1939 World's Fair in New York, and George Edward Pendray is generally credited with coining the term.


Time capsules can be found the world over, and come in a diversity of formats. Some of these include building corner stones, public buildings, parks, monuments, historic sites, schools, and so forth. Usually, but not always, there is a commemorative plaque or sign of some sort to indicated the date it was placed, the date to be opened, and the sponsoring organization, and the occasion of the placement.

All of these types of time capsules may be placed as a waymark in this category. If there is no sign or plaque, adequate documentation must be provided in the waymark description to verify the existence and location of the time capsule. There may be occasions when a time capsule has been opened and no longer exists. If it is of historic importance and the foregoing documentation can be provided, then it may be considered for inclusion in the category. Research is key.
Instructions for Posting a Time Capsules Waymark:
DESCRIPTION:

Since this category is about history, please do enough research to provide as much information as possible about the time capsule and its location. The most important elements are:

Date of placement
Date to be opened
Who placed it
Where it is located
What it commemorates

The above information should be incorporated into a written narrative description. Please remember to say something about the location of the time capsule, giving any pertinent history. Why was this location selected? Do a little research. Consider contacting the sponsoring organization or a local historical society that may have more information than is available through simple internet searches.

REQUIRED TEXT: Since most time capsules have some sort of text on a marker, please include this in the waymark description. Exceptions are long lists of names, etc. This makes accessible information that often is not available elsewhere and makes it easier to read than trying to view a photo.

The preferred format is to use simple HTML tags to reproduce the text of the plaque is closely as possible to its format on the plaque, maintaining lines breaks and arrangement. You can see many good examples of this in some of the existing waymarks. Here is an example of how it might look:

BURIED HERE IS
THE 50 YEAR TIME
CAPSULE OF THE
4th MARINE DIVISION
OF WWII TO BE
OPENED BY THE COUNTY
OF MAUI ON 31 MAY 2047


PHOTOS: At least TWO PHOTOS ARE REQUIRED. One should be a clear close-up of the plaque or sign. The other should show the time capsule and its surroundings. If it is in a building, then also include a photo of the entire building. Give us the best views you can of the capsule and where it is.

SPECIAL NOTE: While the details outlined in our category description, and the requirements listed in the posting instructions, cover the MINIMUM elements and standards for all waymarks in this category, each waymark will also be evaluated by a volunteer reviewer for overall quality and appropriateness. If a reviewer deems that there are deficiencies in some aspect of the waymark, the waymark may be either declined or accepted with request for changes and/or additions in either content or format.

Each waymark will be evaluated on its own merits. We will endeavor to be reasonable and flexible while maintaining the quality standards for the category. If there is a disagreement, try to work it out with the evaluating officer, or appeal to the group leader, but we reserve the right to accept or decline a waymark based on our best judgement.

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. Because of our international scope, we also acknowledge ENGLISH as our lingua franca. English will create the highest level of accessibility globally. All waymarks must have at least a short description in ENGLISH. We encourage bilingual and multilingual waymarks, but one of the languages must be English. We have volunteer translators to help.

Relying on software or internet based translators, such as Babylon and Google Translate, may NOT yield accurate translations that are intelligible. Use these only when there is no alternative. Although we do not expect grammatical perfection, a waymark may be declined if there the English language is not understandable.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Give the date of your visit and describe your experience. Say something meaningful about your visit - not just "I was there!" Upload a new photo from a new perspective, if you can. If you can provide any new information about the site, that would be great. Have fun!
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Image for Iwo Jima Time Capsule - New Britain, CTview gallery

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Time CapsulesIwo Jima Time Capsule - New Britain, CT

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A time capsule placed by the Iwo Jima Survivors Association of Connecticut is located near the national Iwo Jima Memorial Monument in New Britain, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 12/5/2012

last visited: 6/26/2019

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SWSW15.8 km

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To celebrate the opening of Timexpo Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CTGeoscout

location: Connecticut

date approved: 10/24/2008

last visited: 5/23/2016

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NENE24.9 km

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Time CapsulesMillennium Time Capsule - East Hartford, CT

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A millennium time capsule is located in Alumni Park in the downtown area of East Hartford, CT

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 1/3/2013

last visited: never

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SWSW29.5 km

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Time CapsulesOxford Bicentennial Time Capsule

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Time Capsule located in front of Oxford Town Hall

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CTGeoscout

location: Connecticut

date approved: 10/18/2008

last visited: 5/11/2009

Image for Two Time Capsules for the price of one - Windsor Twn, CTview gallery

NENE32.3 km

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Time CapsulesTwo Time Capsules for the price of one - Windsor Twn, CT

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Two time capsules right near one another.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Connecticut

date approved: 9/27/2008

last visited: 6/27/2010

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NENE56.8 km

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Time CapsulesEast Longmeadow Time Capsule

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A time capsule in a park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/27/2008

last visited: 6/18/2011

Image for Rotary Club Time Capsule - East Longmeadow, MAview gallery

NENE57.8 km

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Time CapsulesRotary Club Time Capsule - East Longmeadow, MA

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The East Longmeadow Rotary Club placed a time capsule in Heritage Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/14/2011

last visited: never

Image for Village of Pawling Centennial Time Capsuleview gallery

WW61 km

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Time CapsulesVillage of Pawling Centennial Time Capsule

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Time Capsule Buried during the Village of Pawling Centennial located on Memorial Avenue in Pawling, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Smokey

location: New York

date approved: 1/5/2008

last visited: never

Image for Chicopee Time Capsule - Chicopee, MAview gallery

NN62 km

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Time CapsulesChicopee Time Capsule - Chicopee, MA

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A time capsule on the lawn of the Chicopee City Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/7/2011

last visited: never

Image for Poughquag United Methodist Church Sesquicentennial Time Capsuleview gallery

WW67.1 km

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Time CapsulesPoughquag United Methodist Church Sesquicentennial Time Capsule

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Poughquag United Methodist Church Sesquicentennial Time Capsule located on Church Street in Poughquag.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Smokey

location: New York

date approved: 1/21/2008

last visited: never

Image for Chamber of Commerce Time Capsule - Northampton, MAview gallery

NN68.6 km

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Time CapsulesChamber of Commerce Time Capsule - Northampton, MA

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A time capsule has been placed in Pulaski Park in downtown Northampton.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/18/2011

last visited: never

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NENE71.6 km

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Time CapsulesUnion's 250th Birthday Time Capsule

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A time capsule.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon

location: Connecticut

date approved: 9/26/2008

last visited: 5/23/2009

Image for 250th Anniversary Time Capsule - South Hadley, MAview gallery

NN74.4 km

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Time Capsules250th Anniversary Time Capsule - South Hadley, MA

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A time capsule has been placed on the town common in South Hadley.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/9/2011

last visited: never

Image for Quabbin Time Capsule.  Ware, MAview gallery

NENE86.4 km

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Time CapsulesQuabbin Time Capsule. Ware, MA

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Time capsule placed by the "Friends of the Quabbin Inc." It is to be opened in 2038.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WN1E

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/29/2008

last visited: 10/19/2008

Image for Village of Wappingers Falls, NY Time Capsuleview gallery

WW86.9 km

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Time CapsulesVillage of Wappingers Falls, NY Time Capsule

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Time Capsule located in Mesier Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Smokey

location: New York

date approved: 2/3/2008

last visited: 3/15/2014

Image for Dutchess County Tercentenary Time Capsule - Poughkeepsie, NYview gallery

WW88.7 km

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Time CapsulesDutchess County Tercentenary Time Capsule - Poughkeepsie, NY

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County founding 300th anniversary

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish

location: New York

date approved: 11/20/2011

last visited: never

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SWSW99.3 km

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Time CapsulesWhite Plains Middle School Time Capsule

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White Plains Middle School Time Capsule located in White Plains, NY

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Smokey

location: New York

date approved: 5/12/2008

last visited: never

Image for Firemen's Park - Kingston, NYview gallery

WW101.5 km

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Time CapsulesFiremen's Park - Kingston, NY

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Firemen's Park - Kingston, NY

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Smokey

location: New York

date approved: 9/23/2007

last visited: 7/16/2008

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EE106.2 km

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Time CapsulesIndependence Park Time Capsule

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Time capsule that was buried in July 1975, to be opened in July 2075. It celebrated the opening of the park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member dremoto

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 9/20/2008

last visited: 4/25/2010

Image for Greenfield 2000 - 2100  Time Capsule - Greenfield, MAview gallery

NN109.1 km

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Time CapsulesGreenfield 2000 - 2100 Time Capsule - Greenfield, MA

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The Greenfield 2000 - 2100 time capsule is located in the south end of the Court Square triangle.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 2/6/2012

last visited: never

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NENE115.7 km

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Time CapsulesEcoTarium Plaza Time Capsule

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A time capsule located under a sundial on the main plaza of the EcoTarium in Worcester, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/11/2006

last visited: 9/9/2006

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NN118.6 km

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Time CapsulesThe Elk on the Trail - Florida, MA

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In memory of their fallen brothers during World War One.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/20/2009

last visited: 6/4/2012

Image for Woonsocket Centennial Time Capsule - Woonsocket, Rhode Island USAview gallery

EE120.7 km

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Time CapsulesWoonsocket Centennial Time Capsule - Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA

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This time capsule was created and put in place by the Woonsocket Centennial Commission in 1988. It is located by the Public Library at 303 Clinton Street, Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 1/26/2019

last visited: never

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SWSW127.6 km

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A 5000-year time capsule from the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Shorelander

location: New York

date approved: 8/29/2006

last visited: 3/17/2019

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SWSW134.4 km

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Time CapsulesGood Morning America Time Capsule - New York, NY

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Good Morning America originated from the ABC studios located at 1500 Broadway at the southeast corner of Broadway and 43rd Street in Times Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 2/2/2013

last visited: never

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