Westmoreland County schools working on time capsule to preserve items until 2072

7 Feb 2022 2:59 PM | Anonymous

From TribLive ...

If you filled a shoebox with things that exemplified education spanning over 100 years, what would you put into it?

School districts around Westmoreland County will be answering that question as they contribute to a large time capsule that will be opened in 2072.

Westmoreland Intermediate Unit director Jason Conway said a large trophy case at the agency’s Hempfield office will house 83 small boxes that will remain sealed for the next 50 years.

“We’re super excited about it — a small idea kind of expanded,” he said. “During these tough times, we wanted to give people something to celebrate.”

The project is part of a celebration surrounding the 50th anniversary of intermediate units’ service statewide. Westmoreland Intermediate Unit officials had intended to collect time capsule contributions from their peer agencies statewide at an annual conference, but the event was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Conway said they switched gears.

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