capsule plate

The capsule, a box measuring approximately 6 x 12 x 18 inches, was sealed on May 30, 1967.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the development of Old Dundalk, the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society and Museum will be hosting a special anniversary celebration in early June.

As part of the festivities, the Historical Society will be opening a time capsule that was sealed on May 30, 1967. The time capsule is a wooden box approximately six inches deep, 12 inches wide and 18 inches long.

“No one at the Historical Society knows what’s in it,” explained William Feuer, member of the local chapter. “That was before all of our times here.”

The Historical Society will open the box for the first time at a premium preview event the day before the public opening on June 3. The June 2 opening of the box will be limited to around 60 paying guests. These guests will have the opportunity to be the first ones to see the time capsule’s contents. They will also be provided with light refreshments included in the cost of the ticket, which has yet to be announced.

The June 3 public opening will coincide with the Dundalk Renaissance Corportation’s Maker’s Market as well as the unveiling of a restored local mural located just off Dundalk Avenue near the Royal Farms.

What do you think is in the time capsule? Send your ideas to the Dundalk Eagle at 4 N Center Place, Dundalk, MD 21222, or email your ideas to or tweet them to @MiaMcCaslin.

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