Friday, May 14, 2021

Rockville time capsule opened (Photos)

The City of Rockville opened a time capsule buried at the Rockville Senior Center in 1995 at a sometimes-emotional ceremony yesterday. Items included a copy of the venerable Rockville Reports city newsletter, a City recreation guide, a 1994 lottery ticket and photographs.

Opening of the capsule was delayed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. One online attendee of the virtual opening ceremony became emotional as she noted that, were it not for the pandemic, her deceased relative would have alive for the ceremony's original date last year. City Councilmember Mark Pierzchala represented the Council for the ceremony.

Councilmember Mark Pierzchala


  1. I think time capsules are a wonderful way of looking back at how society functioned in the past, however, anything less than 25 or 30 years old is simply ridiculous. I have found stuff in my parents attic that is older than the things in this capsule, and have more of a nostalgic impact. This exercise was short-lived, short-sighted, and meaningless.

  2. 25 years certainly makes for a crappy time capsule from a historical artifact perspective, but that's not the point. It's about nostalgia for those still alive and remembrance for the living kin of the seniors who have passed. If you turn it into a 50 or 100 year capsule then maybe the paper would be a cooler shade of yellow, but no one alive would care or have any ties to those pictured.