Time Capsule Opened Tuesday Night

The Bradford Community Building was filled Tuesday night with those interested in seeing the opening of the Greenville 1990 time capsule. The city celebrated its 175th anniversary that year and the capsule opening was part of this year’s bicentennial events.

The time capsule was buried at the public library in 1990 and was dug up in the spring.

When the lid of the capsule was sawed off, it was discovered it was packed full of various items.

Old Time Capsule 1

Old Time Capsule Items 2

Old Time Capsule Items 1

John Coleman, member of the Time Capsule Committee, said it was a successful event Tuesday night.

Also in the capsule were various booklets and paper items from the City of Greenville, churches, organizations and businesses; photographs, a city water meter, a Greenville crock, and a 1990 commemorative Greenville license plate.

Contents of the time capsule will be on display at the Bicentennial booth at the Bond County Fair and at the public library.

Also Tuesday night, Virginia Schewe presented the Bond County Historical Society with a quilt featuring photos of Greenville over the years. The quilt was Schewe’s creation and it was quilted by her daughter, Lora Kennedy.

Schewe Quilt

Coleman said the quilt will be on display at various bicentennial events.

Those in attendance Tuesday watched a video from 1990.  Here, Kelly & Lucille Ireland were featured in that video.
Those in attendance Tuesday watched a video from 1990. Here, Kelly & Lucille Ireland were featured in that video.
A new time capsule will be opened in another 50 years.
A new time capsule will be opened in another 50 years.
A large crowd turned out for the opening of the 1990 time capsule.
A large crowd turned out for the opening of the 1990 time capsule.