DO NOT OPEN TIL 2044: Augusta buries time capsules in local cemeteries

DO NOT OPEN TIL 2044: Augusta buries time capsules in local cemeteries
Time capsules buried at historic Augusta cemeteries (Source: Jasmine Anderson)

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Time capsules are now buried in 2 historic local cemeteries. Augusta’s Recreation and Parks Department held special ceremonies featuring local historians and authors.

It’s the final part of last year’s celebration of both cemeteries’ bicentennials. Since then they gathered items for the time capsules like scrap books, information about soon to be developed areas and more at Magnolia and Cedar Grove Cemeteries.

Kevin Del’aigle has relatives buried at Magnolia Cemetery. “I hope they see how far we’ve come, I hope they see how far we are along. I hope at that time there’s more unity, there’s more people coming together, we’ve progressed coming along as a city and as a nation.”

“We would love to see these cemeteries included in the next SPLOST for some funds for upkeep in the sense that they’re not generating revenue like 100 years ago,” says former commissioner Moses Todd.

Community members, local museums and more donated the things buried. They’re set to be opened in 2044; 25 years from now.

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