Sudbury library cracks open 25-year-old time capsule

Plans underway to put together another time capsule to be opened 25 years from now
Greater Sudbury Mayor Marianne Matichuk and director of library services Ron Henderson look at 25-year-old newspaper after opening a time capsule. (Steve Howard/CBC)

The city of Greater Sudbury opened a 25 year-old time capsule Tuesday at its main library branch.

The library system is celebrating 100 years of existence and part of that celebration involves opening a capsule from 1987.

The 25-year-old time capsule recently opened at the Greater Sudbury Public Library held items like local newspapers, flyers, money and a bus schedule. (Steve Howard/CBC)

Included in the box were items like a loonie, several issues of local newspapers and an advertising flyer for Sudbury Downs.

Ron Henderson, director of Library Services with the city, said staff will create a new time capsule to be opened in 25 years.

"In 2037... I'm thinking if we put a DVD in there, for instance, in 2037 someone might say … ‘what's that?’ Who knows what 2037 is going to be about," Henderson said.

The last capsule was kept in the library's basement for the last 25 years.