The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

Time capsules of various sorts offer windows to the past


February 24, 2021

Recently, one of East Linn Museum’s invaluable volunteers, Nadine Jackson, came across two associated artifacts as she straightened up the museum’s attic and moved on downstairs to put order into the files in the research room.

In the attic, she came across a portable metal filing cabinet sealed with masking tape. Its label identified it as having been put together by third-graders at Oak Heights for the American bicentennial year 1976. It is a time capsule.

Down in the research room’s newspaper files, Nadine discovered a brief story plus a photo of the third-graders published in The...

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