DeKalb County Time Capsule Items Revealed
Go back in time with us as we take a look at some of the items placed in the Time Capsule 25 years ago.
By Jennifer Blomqvist, Archivist
In 1997, the DeKalb History Center built a time capsule, stored items inside, and sealed it, to be opened in 2022. We officially revealed the time capsule during the 200 Years of DeKalb exhibit opening and birthday party on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Inside were various items donated from the community – businesses, churches, individuals, civic groups, etc. There were even 1996 Atlanta Olympic items enclosed within the special box. This photo essay will reveal some of the items we “uncovered.” The 200 Years of DeKalb exhibit is FREE and open Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm, at 101 E. Court Square in Decatur. Enjoy the photos and come see us!
We laid out the items on tables, by category, for cataloging purposes. As you can see, there were paper/print items, as well as museum artifacts.
Pins from Agnes Scott College.
Ribbon from the Tau Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
1996 Atlanta Olympic items.
Rock from the City of Lithonia, with Mayor Marcia Woods Glenn’s card on the back.
Holiday 1997 Coca-Cola bottle.
Old tech items from DeKalb County Planning Department and the DeKalb Public Library.
Christmas ornament from Historic Stone Mountain Village.
Membership directory from Northwoods Baptist in Chamblee.