By: Chris Flook—
In the year 2000, the You and Year 2000 committee buried two time capsules along the newly founded Cardinal Greenway. The first time capsule was to be opened on Indiana Day, December 11, 2016 and the second is to be opened on January 1, 2100.
On Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2:00pm at Minnetrista, retired Muncie architect and You and Year 2000 committee member Jim Gooden and Karen Vincent, director of collections at Ball State University, opened the time capsule in front of about a dozen local community members.
Four individuals or community organizations placed contents in the time capsule in 2000 including You and Year 2000, Incorporated, Edmund F. Ball, the White River Trail Development Design and Steering Committee, and the Ball Hospital Cancer Center. The materials were in excellent shape and will be archived with the Minnetrista Heritage Collection. The second time capsule was also unearthed and left unopened, as the marker along the Cardinal Greenway has been vandalized. It too will be stored temporarily at Minnetrista until the marker can be restored and the 2100 AD time capsule replaced.
The contents of the 2016 time capsule included:
From You and Year 2000, Incorporated:
– Transcript from Muncie Millennium 2000: A Town Meeting dated April 12, 2000.
– Videocassette titled Millennium Town Meeting – Live from Masonic Temple dated April 12, 2000 at 7pm.
– Videocassette titled Millennium Town Meeting – Live from Masonic Temple dated April 19, 2000 at 7pm.
– Videocassette titled Millennium Celebration.
– Transcript from Muncie Millennium 2000: A Town Meeting dated from December, 2000.
– CD-ROM titled Heritage Moments.
From Edmund F. Ball:
– Videocassette of the documentary Ed Ball’s Century.
– Memorial program titled In Memory of Edmund F. Ball – January 9, 1905 – September 30, 2000. Dated October 3, 2000.
From the White River Corridor Trail Development Design and Steering Committee
– Notebook titled White River Greenway Master Plan – Muncie, Indiana.
From the Ball Hospital Cancer Center:
– Videocassette titled Our Community Legacy: Caring for Tomorrow.
– Booklet entitled Ray of Hope – A Guide to Cancer Prevention.
– Folder titled Our Community Legacy: Caring for Tomorrow Community Campaign.