Here are some other time capsules that have opened or have yet to open!
The first time capsule was called the “Century Safe” and is believed to date back to 1876. It had a picture of Ulysses S. Grant (who was president at this time), gold pens, American signatures, and an inkstand. It wasn’t uncovered until 1976 by former President Gerald A. Ford.
In 1901, a time capsule was placed in the head of a golden lion! (Do you see what I mean when time capsules can be any container?) Boston took it a step further when they found a box found in the lion statue that stands on top of the historic Old State House. The items inside included newspaper clippings, campaign buttons, a nail from the Old South Church, and photographs of past Boston mayors.
Disneyland has its own capsule too. It was buried on the 40th anniversary and will not be unearthed until its 80th anniversary in the year 2035. Only 15 more years to go! … I am going to be old…
The next step is to bury the time capsule. I recommend marking where you have placed your capsule so you can find it much easier. I am going to use a flag as my marker. Give yourself a specific date for when you can uncover your buried treasure. If you cannot wait until the recovery date, it is okay to open it up earlier!
I wonder what I will look like when the time is up, and I can look at my time capsule!… I hope I am not old!
I hope you have enjoyed this craft as much as I have. I look forward to when we can talk about what we put in our capsules!