Glen Allen Time Capsule

gl timecapsuleThe Glen Allen Branch Library Time Capsule is located in front of the library beneath the marker pictured here. Originally placed when the library opened in 1995, it was removed and then reinstalled following the renovation and expansion of the building, which reopened in October 2010. The capsule is a type 200 stainless steel container, size 9x9x15 (L x W x S) with a volume of (cubic inch) 1,215. The contents of the capsule are protected through oxygen absorption. The capsule is welded and painted. The time capsule and the marker are inscribed with the dedication date, August 7, 1995 and the opening date, August 7, 2045.

Item contained in the time capsule:

  • Color photographs from Dedication Ceremony
  • Brookland District Supervisor Richard W. Glover's library card
  • "All Booked Up" for August and September 1995
  • Motorola Computer Chip
  • Speech by J. Michael Duke
  • Computers 4U computer policy
  • Invocation for the dedication of Glen Allen, by Roger M. Collier, D. Min., Pastor, Glen Allen Baptist Church
  • Building Dedication programs
  • Flyer, "Be a Friend of the Library"
  • Proclamation read to Richard Glover
  • History of the Time Capsule
  • Reference questions and comments from the Answer Line
  • County of Henrico Public Library Automation Chronology, 1968-1994
  • Speech by historian David Ryan
  • History of Glen Allen
  • Remarks, Virgil R. Hazelett, County Manager
  • Remarks, Richard Glover, County Supervisor
  • A selection of County of Henrico Public Library monthly reports (September, October 1994 Notes; Reports, Public Service Activities: December 1993, March 1994, June 1994, January 1994)
  • Richmond Times Dispatch for August 7, 1995
  • Signature scrolls from the Glen Allen Library dedication
  • Style Weekly, August 8, 1995 (Vol. XIII, No. 32) 52 pp.
  • Bookmark in case (handed out at the dedication)
  • Friends of the Library coffee mug
  • Scissors used for the ribbon cutting
  • Ribbon from the ribbon cutting
  • Invitation to the Dedication
  • Guest Books from the Glen Allen Library dedication
  • Miniature Books, The Original Peter Rabbit Miniature Collection by Beatrix Potter (The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, and The Tale of Ginger and Pickles)
  • Invoice for the time capsule form the Future Packaging & Preserving Co.
  • Notes from the Library Director, Jerry McKenna
  • Listing of the Time Capsule contents