Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School opened a time capsule Friday that has been closed for 34 years.
The time capsule was originally sealed in 1984 and in 2009, staff and students added to the time capsule to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary.
The capsule contains memorabilia collected by staff and students representing what education and life were like at Buckland-Shelburne at that time in history.
Class photos, lesson plans, newspaper clippings, a 1984 Mohawk Trail Regional High School yearbook, a Michael Jackson record and a floppy disk, the data storage solution that became the mainstay of computing in the 1990s.
“We really wanted a forum, a fun celebration to be able to open up this time capsule and it was just a pleasure to have all the kids here part of it, and more importantly to have some teachers who had a part in building the time capsule so many years ago,” said Joanne Giguere, Buckland-Shelburne principal.
Giguere told 22News, she stumbled over the box while cleaning out a closet this summer.
The school intends to add items to the time capsule for the 2018 and 2019 academic year.