Bicentennial Time Capsule for Deerfield in New York
The Deerfield NY Bicentennial in 1998 featured a community time capsule project headed up by Dick Kowalczyk.The time capsule committee for the Deerfield NY Bicentennial made an enclosure for the time capsule. If you do this for your own time capsule, be sure to add as much insulation as you can. Insulation helps minimize the harsh effects of temperature changes over time. See our blog post on why insulation is important.
One good thing about burying time capsules is that at least the contents stay at an even temperature. Changes in temperature day to night, over and over again, bode ill for time capsule contents. Of course, if you bury a time capsule, you need to worry about moisture seeping in and leakage, unless you use one of our time capsules. We did the preservation for their time capsule (we no longer do that) - so the time capsule full of contents is not the way it looked when we enclosed everything. We removed the vinyl binders and put the contents into an acid free envelope, for instance. The baseball cap was wrapped in acid free tissue. All other contents were enclosed in acid free materials.Today we sell the supplies and handy kits for you to use.
Deerfield had a good turnout for their time capsule dedication event. See how Deerfield had fun with their project. Folks signed the time capsule all over with a permanent marking pen!