Timeline of time capsules

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The following is a timeline of time capsules that are either scheduled to be installed, to be opened or have already been opened.


Timeline of installations

18881957 Wall Street, New York City [1]
18912018Palace hotel, Zagreb, Croatia Message which wishes luck and prosperity to the family of the owner Dragutin Schlesinger, achievements during the reign of King Franz Joseph and Ban Khuen-Héderváry, price lists of that time, etc. Also the Obzor and Agramer Zeitung newspapers and several coins. [2]
18942015 Kingussie, Scotland 29 September 1894 newspaper; bottle believed to contain whisky. [3]
18961996 Perth Observatory, Perth, Australia Contents included X-ray apparatus and X-ray image donated by William John Hancock. [4]
1897Northam Railway Institute, Northam, Western Australia Contents included several copies of the Northam Advertiser newspaper and several coins. No open date. [5]
18982013Bell tower of the Zagreb Cathedral, Zagreb, Croatia Message from architect Herman Bollé who run the 19th century reconstruction of the Zagreb Cathedral, in it he wished; 'When it is opened, let the Croats be a unified nation'. [6]
19051966 Palatka, Florida
19302013Portsmouth Middle School, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Contents:List of all students' names hand-written by the students. [7]
19396939 Flushing Meadows Park Westinghouse Time Capsules. [8]
19408113 Oglethorpe University, Brookhaven, Georgia Crypt of Civilization. [9]
19672017 Titusville, Florida City's 100th anniversary, shaped like Gemini space capsule.[ needs update ] [10]
19716970 Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan Expo '70 time capsule, donated by Matsushita Electric (now Panasonic) and Mainichi Newspapers. [11]
19732073 Alcatraz Island, CaliforniaCement slab. N37° 49.570 W 122° 25.337. [12]
1976200th anniversary of the Nation, US Treasury Department.
1991 Nackawic-Millville, New Brunswick In the head of the World's Largest Axe. [13]
20002029 Piscataway, New Jersey, Livingston Campus, Tillett HallInstalled to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Livingston College.
20012015 Cocoa Beach, Florida, Doubletree Hotel
20052055Merrick Park, Coral Gables, Florida Contents: VIP letters include Barbara Bush.
20102050 Arlington, Washington Installed on the final day of Trafton School being open after the school board voted to close it due to budget concerns. [14]
20102110 Santiago, Chile Installed on the Chilean bicentennial, to be opened on the tricentennial. [15]
2013First Lutheran Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Contents unknown.
20132063City Hall, City of Cape Canaveral, Florida Contents: VIP letters include John Glenn, Barbara Eden. [16]
2013Vietnam Memorial, Englewood, Florida Contents: Vietnam Memorabilia.
2013Globe, AZ Roosevelt Dam100th anniversary of the AZ Roosevelt Dam, replaces a 1961 time capsule. [17]
20132038 Newport News, Virginia Contents: Navy coins, the aviator wings of the ship’s first commanding officer and sandstone used to build the White House and the U.S. Capitol. [18]
20142063Cocoa, FL Eastern Florida State College [19]
2015Nov 18, 2115 Cognac, France, Louis XIII CellarsContents: A film and a bottle of Louis XIII [20]
20172317 Durhan County Record Office, Co Durham, EnglandContents: An eclectic collection of texts, images and small artefacts. Installed in the archive facility within the Durham County Record Office. [21]

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