Bicentennial Time Capsule - Sealed 1977; to be opened 2077
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The United States celebrated its Bicentennial in 1976-77. To contribute to the celebration, a group from the College of Applied Sciences (now called the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences) spearheaded the creation of a Bicentennial time capsule on the WMU campus.
From articles and meeting minutes in the WMU Archives:
The capsule was put in the ground beneath a poured concrete bench.
The bench was designed and approved by the Bicentennial committee, composed
of President Bernhard, Robert Luscombe, John Houdek, Janet Stilwell, and
Bill Kowalski. Plans were drawn by O'Boyle Landscape Architects. The committee
directed that the cost was not to exceed $810. 00 !!!!!
The Time Capsule committee included Carl Doubleday, Janet Stilwell,
Mark Spink, and Carol Zytkewick. The capsule was sealed and inserted on
May 27, 1977. It is to be opened on 2077.