ICYMI, back in December we told you that we were putting together a Greenville 2020 time capsule with the City of Greenville to commemorate the wild year that is now, thankfully, behind us. This time capsule was also designed to provide a snapshot of Greenville’s history as we look forward to GVL2040, the comprehensive plan that will be used by the City of Greenville to “shape its growth and evolution over the next two decades in ways that reflect how the community wants to grow.” So 20 years from now, when the plans in GVL2040 are panning out IRL, we can look back on 2020r and remember what life was like before those plans were a reality.
Yesterday, we officially buried the time capsule at Cleveland Park Stables alongside Mayor Knox White, Beth Brotherton, Greenville City Council members Wil Brasington and Dorothy Dowe, and Wyatt, Knox + Bo – the winners of our art contest depicting what Greenville will look like in 20 years.
If you missed it, you can watch the Facebook Live here.
Here’s what ended up going into the time capsule:
○ Four masks from Billiam Jeans
○ T-shirt from the Black Lives Matter protests
○ Map of the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail
○ Dec. 15, 2020 issue of GVLtoday (when the time capsule was announced)
○ Photos of mural of Pearlie Harris by Guido van Helten by @vanzeppelinaerial
○ Be the Bridge sign from One Greenville
○ USL League One Championship scarf and signed jersey from the Greenville Triumph
○ Dec. 31, 2020 and Jan. 1, 2021 issue of the Greenville News
○ Child artwork from Knox, Wyatt, and Bo H.
○ Menu from Belladina’s
○ Vesper, t-shirt, and photos from Prisma Health
○ Mask and sign from St. Francis
○ Sample ballot and “I Voted” sticker
○ Toilet paper
○ Census pamphlet from the City of Greenville
○ City of Greenville’s Mask Up Campaign
○ Bookmark to commemorate the 50th anniversary of integration in Greenville County Schools
○ Executive Summary of GVL2040 plan
○ Commemorative granite paperweight from the Big Dig
○ Picture of and pawprints from Amur leopards born at the Greenville Zoo