Travel back to 1972 as the City of Streetsboro opens the 50-year-old time capsule on Sunday, August 21, 2022. Buried on October 8, 1972, in celebration of the city’s 150th Sesquicentennial Anniversary, Streetsboro Mayor Robert French and committee president, Fred Waage were part of the capsule burial at the Northwest corner of the public square. Through progress and the development growth of the city, hopefully the time capsule has stood the test of time.
Though, both Mayor French and Mr. Waage have since passed on, speaking with Waage’s widow, Mary, she has discussed the contents of the capsule and how she excited she is to know she was present the day of the burial back in 1972. The three foot large concrete-looking cylinder, is believed to contain historical records and items related to the City of Streetsboro during the 1972 Sesquicentennial celebration.
The Time Capsule will be on display all-weekend at the Streetsboro Birthday Bash at City Park (August 20th and August 21st) with the capsule opening - Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 3pm at Streetsboro City Park.
As part of this year’s 200th celebrations, the City of Streetsboro will bury the New Bicentennial Time Capsule on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Streetsboro Fire Department, which will be opened in 2072.