2018 Time Capsule

1968 Time Capsule

When Armistice was announced on November 11, 1918, the citizens of Golden celebrated the end of the Great War with parades, parties, and revelry. Hundreds of gleeful Goldenites gathered at the Loveland Firehouse to peal the firehouse bell. The bell rang for five consecutive hours -- so much that the friction of the striking clapper caused the bell to overheat and crack. Jubilant citizens dubbed it Golden’s Liberty Bell.

To commemorate the occasion, the bell was dedicated as a memorial and a time capsule interred at its base with instructions to uncover it on November 11, 1968.

Dutifully, the people of Golden unearthed the time capsule at the appointed time fifty years later, at which time a new time capsule was presented and dedicated with instructions that it be uncovered on November 11, 2018.

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, Golden History Museum & Park and the City of Golden will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI with a day of celebration, programs, and free admission. The 1968 time capsule will be unearthed and its contents revealed at the Golden History Museum. And, following tradition, the museum will dedicate a new time capsule to be opened in 2068.

Now comes the tricky part. What items should be included inside the new capsule? What objects tell the story of our times? What do we predict our future will be like? What message should we send to posterity?

The Golden History Museum is gathering objects to include in the capsule that reflect our times and we need your ideas! Individuals are invited on these pages to suggest items for the museum to acquire for the capsule. If you like an idea someone has already made, give it a vote of approval! Submissions will be accepted through December 30.

When Armistice was announced on November 11, 1918, the citizens of Golden celebrated the end of the Great War with parades, parties, and revelry. Hundreds of gleeful Goldenites gathered at the Loveland Firehouse to peal the firehouse bell. The bell rang for five consecutive hours -- so much that the friction of the striking clapper caused the bell to overheat and crack. Jubilant citizens dubbed it Golden’s Liberty Bell.

To commemorate the occasion, the bell was dedicated as a memorial and a time capsule interred at its base with instructions to uncover it on November 11, 1968.

Dutifully, the people of Golden unearthed the time capsule at the appointed time fifty years later, at which time a new time capsule was presented and dedicated with instructions that it be uncovered on November 11, 2018.

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, Golden History Museum & Park and the City of Golden will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI with a day of celebration, programs, and free admission. The 1968 time capsule will be unearthed and its contents revealed at the Golden History Museum. And, following tradition, the museum will dedicate a new time capsule to be opened in 2068.

Now comes the tricky part. What items should be included inside the new capsule? What objects tell the story of our times? What do we predict our future will be like? What message should we send to posterity?

The Golden History Museum is gathering objects to include in the capsule that reflect our times and we need your ideas! Individuals are invited on these pages to suggest items for the museum to acquire for the capsule. If you like an idea someone has already made, give it a vote of approval! Submissions will be accepted through December 30.