Leaving a mark on history

by | Apr 12, 2019 | Alumni Network, Spring 2019 | 0 comments

Fifty years ago, Golden residents buried a time capsule in front of City Hall, next to the city’s Liberty Bell, with instructions that it be opened on Nov. 11, 2018.

On Veteran’s Day 2018, as part of the city’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, officials unearthed the 1968 time capsule and discovered a treasure trove of documents that tell the story of Golden, Colorado, as it was 50 years ago.

Mines—a Golden institution since 1874—is an important part of that story, and Orediggers of yore made sure the time capsule included plenty of Mines memorabilia.

Among the Mines-related items that the Golden History Museum curators found inside the time capsule:

  • Colorado School of Mines bulletin
  • Edgar Mine brochure
  • 1968–1969 general catalog
  • Professional Contributions of the Colorado School of Mines leaflet
  • Constitution of the Colorado School of Mines Dames Club and member directory. Founded in 1926 under the sponsorship of the faculty dames organization, the club furnished opportunities for the wives and mothers of students to socialize.

The time capsule and selected contents will be on display at the Golden History Museum through the end of April. 

For more information, go to goldenhistory.org.