Time Capsule Unearthed For Bicentennial

Kelly Ireland (left) was chairman of the time capsule committee in 1990. Bill Donnell represents Donnell Wiegand Funeral Home, who donated the time capsule 25 years ago.

With Greenville Public Works employees providing the manpower, a time capsule buried at the public library was unearthed Friday morning.
John Coleman, member of the current bicentennial time capsule committee, told WGEL about the excavation event.

The capsule is actually an infant casket, which has many items from city government and the community inside. Also found outside of the capsule were a 1989 coin proof set, a 1990 Silver Eagle coin, and a City of Greenville flyer. Coleman talked about where the capsule will now be kept.

Among those in attendance Friday morning were Kelly Ireland, a city council member in 1990 who was chairman of the time capsule committee, and Bill Donnell and Elliott Wiegand, from the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home, who donated the infant casket 25 years ago for the time capsule.

The Bicentennial Committee plans to have a new time capsule placed in a crypt at the Montrose Cemetery mausoleum on December 31.

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John Coleman with two unexpected finds that were in the ground with the time capsule.
John Coleman with two unexpected finds that were in the ground with the time capsule.

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