Lynnwood time capsule to be displayed at city hall for the next 49 years

In the year 2059, Mr. Rubin’s 5th and 6th graders from Lynnwood Elementary will be about 61 years old.

Yesterday, they dedicated the time capsule they helped decorate and vowed to be there when it’s opened in 49 years.

The capsule contains street pole birthday banners, Lynnwood at 50 book, birthday merchandise, predictions about the future of Lynnwood, a 50th birthday Barbie, a Mariners bobblehead and artwork from local kids.

The original plan was to seal the capsule inside a wall at city hall. But when Mayor Don Gough saw the beautiful artwork on the outside, he had another idea.

Rather than hide it inside a hollow wall, he decided that it should be displayed in a clear case for visitors to admire for the next half-century.

“All of your artwork is going to hang around for 50 years,” Mayor Gough told the kids.

The practical question in these tough budget times: who will pay to build the display case?

“I’ve got one dollar from the teacher and one dollar from a council member. We’re going to put those two together and see if they multiply,” Council President Ted Hikel joked.

See more photos on our Flickr page.

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