Published May 17, 2012
Share your stories, photos for time
capsule to be opened in '62
When Hinsdaleans open a time
capsule in 50 years, what headlines from 2012 will catch
Will they look anything like these headlines from 50 years ago?
“47th Street will be widened, resurfaced this year under
county-state highway plan”
“Tax bills going up slightly this year”
“Citizen committee formed to support second high school”
“Elementary school growth supports referendum need”
Other stories from the pages of The Doings in 1962 involved the
AAUW planning its annual home tour, the Girl Scouts
celebrating a significant anniversary and a group of Boy
Scouts returning from Philmont Scout Camp in New Mexico.
An editorial encouraged the village and business owners
to work together to solve parking woes in downtown
Those subjects sound pretty familiar, and we wonder if they will be
to Hinsdaleans 50 years from now.
Will people be as fascinated then with today’s prices as we are
with those from 1962? Back then you could pick up a
pound of sirloin steak for 89 cents at National Food
Store, a ticket to see the Village Players perform “The
Drunkard” at The Community House for $2 or a
seven-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath home in the Monroe School
neighborhood for $52,000.
Something about old headlines, old photos and old advertisements
fascinates us. And one day, when the time capsule is
opened, the activities in town, the prices at Kramer’s
and photos of “vintage” 2012 cars most likely will
interest residents of Hinsdale in 2062.
Yes. The Hinsdalean and the
Hinsdale Historical Society, as part of this year’s
Making a Difference Partnership, are creating a time
capsule to be opened in 50 years. You can help us share
stories of life in Hinsdale today with the village’s
future residents by contributing items for that time
We have written a series of prompts to help residents start
thinking about the kinds of things they might want to
contribute to the time capsule. Those prompts and more
information about submitting items appears on Page XX.
We have set a June 16 deadline with the hope of creating
a special display of time capsule items for a July 4
exhibit at Immanuel Hall.
We already have many ideas for items to put in the time capsule.
But what will make it special are the contributions you
make — your photos, your stories, your hopes and dreams
for the future.
We and our partners at the historical society are so excited about
this project. We hope you and your family will get
excited, too, and help us create a time capsule that
will make headlines in Hinsdale 50 years from now.
Making a Difference is a yearlong partnership
The Hinsdalean and the Hinsdale Historical Society,
which works to collect, preserve and promote the
village’s history and its architecture.