Your Family Treasures Time Capsule, by Reinhold, Janet E.
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- ISBN: 9781891406386 | 1891406388
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 9/6/2018
Assembling a family time capsule is easy, interesting, and fun on many levels according to this handbook that recommends centring a family reunion or a birthday celebration around such a project or even throwing a special 'time capsule party'. The practical aspects of artefact preservation are explained (and may be the most engaging part for some children), including what kind of container to use, how to wrap or arrange the contents, and what happens if the capsule is buried in the ground. There are many suggestions for items that will be of interest to people in the future and this is a good way to clear out the treasures of packrats who can't stand to throw things away. The emotional rewards of a time capsule are given equal attention: sending a message to the future is a positive gesture, the book emphasises, and for that reason difficult times can often be the best times for this project because it helps show family members all they have accomplished, how much every person has contributed, and that they are witnesses to history.