was opened after 20 years buried in the Denton Town Square. It was not what we expected.
A list of what was in the capsule is mentioned in the comment below the linked article. In short, it was all old business stuff specific to the bank that buried it, and no city-wide or pop culture items, despite the capsule being buried in the public square, and the plaque displayed for 20 years indicating they'd open it last September. A friend commented that it seemed like they just grabbed all the promotional materials they had at the time and shoved them in the capsule without much thought.
After that disappointment, my friends and I are trying to figure out if we can make our own, and think of things we'd bury in a capsule to be opened in twenty years. Also, where to bury it, how to get permission and have it protected by the city, etc.
I've seen previous time capsule MeFi topics before: here
, and here
, but those don't seem to be quite the same as what I'm asking, and they're a few years old.
What kinds of things would you include in a city-wide capsule for a small-ish city filled with college students?
I thought it would be neat to have menus from the local restaurants and cds from local bands (music is big here). Other friends suggested theater playbills, photos from the outdoor events on the Courthouse Lawn, video interviews showing the style of the city at the time, a day-in-the-life list of things to do (which may be laughable in twenty years). What would YOU put in it?