Dublin Arts Council Community Time Capsule
“What will you remember most about the pandemic?”

The year 2020 was an extraordinary time. Historians will document the COVID-19 global pandemic, but the individual experiences provide a deeply personal account of what it is like to shelter-in-place, wear masks, attend school remotely and practice physical-distancing.

Dublin Arts Council invited Dublin City School students, Dublin leaders and community members to participate in the creation of a 2020 Community Time Capsule. The capsules document life during this time with personal accounts, artwork and messages of hope.

The time capsules were buried Friday, May 7, 2021 on Dublin Arts Council’s grounds, to be unearthed in 2033 in celebration of the organization”s 50th anniversary.

The ceremony, which included a harp performance by Lily Bloom and a poetry reading by Ohio’s first poet laureate, Dr. Amit Majmudar, was streamed on Facebook Live.

Participating schools included:

  • Dublin City Schools Emerald Campus: 25 students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme: The Arts, led by Sarah Rothwell
  • Eli Pinney Elementary School 5th graders,113 students led by Amanda Ravenscroft
  • Glacier Ridge Elementary School 5th graders, 86 students led by Kim Cover
  • Indian Run Elementary School 4th graders, 91 students led by Katie Mathews
  • Mary Emma Bailey Elementary School 5th graders, 93 students led by Leah Kranstuber
  • Scottish Corners Elementary 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, 76 students led by Janice Kuchinka, Kathryn Gleeson, Nicole Wasosky and Mandy Kline

The Dublin Villager team attended the ceremony and produced a front page story about the Community Time Capsule. You can read it here.

The entire ceremony was live streamed on Facebook and a produced video was created. Both appear below.

Learn more about the project from the Not Forgotten podcast of the International Time Capsule Society