The Greenville time capsule is officially buried

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.

Bye time capsule, see ya in 20 years 👋 | Photo by the GVLtoday team

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.

Screenshot of the City of Greenville’s Facebook Live


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