December 9, 2009 / News

Middle School puts yearbooks in 50-year time capsule

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

As part of an on-going 50th anniversary celebration at their school this year, students at Nettle Middle School in Haverhill, Mass., will be placing school yearbooks and other items in a time capsule on Friday, which won’t be opened until 2059.

The school held a 50th anniversary celebration ceremony earlier this week, and allowed visitors to come view the contents of the time capsule, including a chance to flip through the school’s old yearbooks.

As outlined in this account from the local newspaper, The Eagle-Tribune, students had a great time going through the historical materials and writing letters for the time capsule.

Has your school, or community, ever tried the time capsule idea before?

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.