OLYMPIA, Wash.--A group of capsule keepers of the Centennial Time Capsule began a search in May for children to fill their duties.
Washington state officials recruited hundreds of ten-year-old Washington children in 1989 to act as keepers of the Centennial Time Capsule that was created that year. That year, the first of 16 capsules in the main vault was filled.
In 2014, those same 1989 capsule keepers sought a new generation of children to take on the responsibility for Washington’s observation of its 125th anniversary in November.
“We’re looking for kids who will turn ten-years-old around November 11 to serve as our next generation of Capsule Keepers,” said Secretary of State Kim Wyman. “It’s a great honor, and we hope many eligible kids in Washington step-up and apply so they can be part of our state’s special anniversary.”
Any child living in Washington and born between November 4 and November 18 in 2004 is eligible to become a keeper of the capsule. Children of 1989 Keepers also are eligible to become the next generation of Capsule Keepers.
The capsule is at Washington’s State Capitol in Olympia. The safe contains 16 individual stainless steel time capsules that get filled with new items every 25 years. All of the capsules will be opened in 2389, Washington’s 500th anniversary.