University of Austin Places Time Capsule

In September 2005, the University of Texas, Austin dedicated one of our bolted time capsules. This U Texas Austin Bolted Time Capsule measured 12"L x 12"W x 24"H (our Architect model). The photos show the U Texas Austin Bolted Time Capsule buried under the cement area. This is a special order item and takes 8 weeks plus shipping time to make. However, if you need the same size in a simpler design (up to 75 years) choose the Neptune 12"L x 12"W x 24"H shown here. It is in stock. That model comes in a packaged project configuration, too (with plaque and preservation kit bundled for a savings).

How Public Should the Dedication Be?

Time Capsule Event at Univ of Texas AustinA time capsule dedication ceremony is a significant part of most every time capsule project. Just ask yourself and your committee, “How public should it be?”

Whether it’s a social media blitz or a private invitation-only affair should be your choice.

Size of Time Capsule: Is it Big Enough?

Another big decision to make is how large you want the capsule to be. This University of Texas (Austin) bolted time capsule measured 12 x 12 x 24 inches. The size fits hundreds of papers and other items inside. Hundreds.

And I bet the maintenance crew was glad the U Texas Austin Bolted Time Capsule wasn’t much bigger. It weighs about 70 lbs!

If you really wonder how much space is in any time capsule box, make a mock-up box yourself from cardboard. Measure it out, tape it together, and see how much it will hold. If it fills up quickly, you’ll need a larger container. Be sure to allow for moving the heavier time capsule around from place to place. 

Remember, Time Capsules can be heavy and will be even heavier with your contents and preservation materials inside.