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MES Time Capsule Reveal

A half-century of Madison history came alive Oct. 27 with the unveiling of items from a time capsule unearthed from Madison Elementary.
The time capsule was buried in 1969 during Madison's centennial.  Fast forward 50 years when Madison is now observing its 150 anniversary. Organizers of the 1969 time capsule burying instructed that it be re-opened 50 years later.

The display ceremony on Oct. 27 was attended by a crowd of about 150 people.
Here are news links to the event: Madison County Record;  See WHNT report.   WZDX Fox-54 Story

The capsule contains artifacts and other items that were relevant to the day - things such as pictures, albums, toys, magazines, home devices, moon map, church rolls, and much more.

Public viewing documents on table

Principal Jamie Golliver addressing crowd with vault in foreground

Image of Beatles Abby Road album cover wrapped in plastic

Matchbox cars in plastic

Huntsville Times July 21, 1969 newspaper

Former Mayor Burwell Wilbanks, former Principal W.R. Foutch, with Supt. Parker and Principal Jamie Golliver

Former Mayor Burwell Wilbanks, MES Principal Jamie Golliver,
Supt. Robby Parker, W.R. Foutch who was principal of the school in 1969.

Two school officials in masks and gloves retrieving items from time capsule

Principal Jamie Golliver

dignitaries in front of school include eric terrell, robby parker, Mr. Fautch, Jamie Golliver, Tim Holtcamp

Mayor Finley, Superintendent Parker, Principal Jamie Golliver, former Principal W.R. Foutch with shovels at time capsule.

Time capsule being hoisted from ground and loaded on truck