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Creative Ideas Needed

Posted on October 30, 2017

By Holly Walker

We need your creative help! We need ideas for what items should go into John Tyler Community College’s 50th anniversary time capsule! 

Representatives from Tyler’s welding and precision machining programs spent the past year designing and building the time capsule (view of the capsule lid seen in the photograph above). In December, the time capsule will be closed, only to be reopened in 50 years, when the college celebrates its 100th anniversary! Instead of being buried once closed, as many time capsules are, ours will be on display at the Chester Campus, hung on the wall near the security desk on the first floor of Moyar Hall.

So, what will the people of Tyler find when they open our 50th anniversary time capsule in 2067? That is up to you! 

All ideas are welcome. As you think about what should go in the capsule, consider mementos that preserve a snapshot in time from 2017; items that speak to your hopes for the college’s future; objects that reflect life at Tyler; or anything you think would provide fun and interesting insights into what Tyler was like when it was 50-years old. So far, we have a 2017 JTCC Nursing Program pin and patch; an autographed banner from our 2017 Literary Festival guest author; a 50th anniversary flag; and a Tyler jump drive. 

As you’re coming up with ideas, keep in mind the time capsule’s size. It’s not very large, so space is a consideration. Also, think about what technology be like in 50 years (let’s hope USB drives still work!). 

Submit your ideas to the Time Capsule Committee through the online form found at The committee will be accepting ideas throughout most of November.

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