Time Capsule Unearthing

Preston Coiner points to the spot where a time capsule was buried in 1962. The capsule is to be unearthed on May 27th.

In 1962, local residents buried a time capsule. Now, 50 years later, that capsule is about to be unearthed.

In this podcast CPN’s Dan Gould talks with Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society vice president Preston Coiner. Preston, a Charlottesville native, has had a long time interest in local history. Listen as he talks about the historic unearthing to take place on May 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the intersection of 4th Street NE and East High Street in Charlottesville. The unearthing is a part of Charlottesville’s 250th birthday celebration taking place this year.

Preston’s extensive research on the capsule has uncovered many interesting facts. Learn about that day back in 1962 when the capsule was buried. Find out who was there that day and who of those will be joining the celebration 50 years later to see the capsule unearthed.

Charlottesville Resident Tom Hartsell’s father took this 8mm film in 1962. In it, city leaders bury the time capsule. In this podcast, listen as Preston Coiner describes the film in wonderful detail. Learn about the boy at the end of the film, and about the woman in the white dress, both of whom will be joining the unearthing ceremony on May 27th.