50th Anniversary Time Capsule

Celebrate Harper’s 50th by contributing to a time capsule that will be opened at the College’s 100th Anniversary in 2067.

Our proud past has laid the groundwork for a strong future. What better way to honor our past (and present) than capturing memorabilia that reflects the Harper College community?

Everyone from the Harper College community and the community at-large is invited to contribute suggestions for items such as letters, artifacts and pictures for consideration to be included in the time capsule. We encourage people to work together to submit on behalf of a student organization, office, department, class, family or community organization.

A small committee of students, faculty, and staff will review all submissions for the time capsule and determine what will be included. If your submission is chosen the committee will contact you.

 
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Frequently Asked Questions

A time capsule is a collection of historic items, or information, intended as a method of communication with people in the future.

  • Letters, artifacts and pictures reflecting:
  • Predictions for the future
  • A list of popular expressions or slang
  • Artist renderings
  • Local newspapers – recent and older
  • Magazines
  • Personal reflections
  • A popular toy or doll
  • A sample of product packaging (Coca-Cola, candy wrapper, snack item)
  • Menu for local favorite restaurant
  • Pictures of things you think may not be here in 50 years

The time capsule will be sealed in the spring of 2018 after graduation and opened in the year 2067.

The stainless steel time capsule measures 36” x 24” x 10.75”

Anyone from the Harper College community and the community at-large is invited to contribute items such as letters, artifacts and pictures for consideration to be included in the time capsule. We encourage people to work together to submit on behalf of a student organization, office, department, class, family or community organization.