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Time Capsules

Bicentennial & Millennium

U.S. Bicentennial Celebration — Burial of a Historic Time Capsule

On September 4, 1981, the U.S. Bicentennial Time Capsule was presented to Greeneville and Greene County by Payne Cave, then-President of the Greene County Heritage Trust, to be buried at Bicentennial Park. The capsule was a Bicentennial project of the Heritage Trust. The guest speaker for the event was then-U.S. Rep. Albert Gore, Jr.

Other local activities related to the U.S. Bicentennial included Greeneville’s receiving the designation of “Presidential Town” through the efforts of the Heritage Trust.

The Bicentennial Time Capsule now sits under the gazebo in Centennial Park, behind the Greeneville-Greene County Public Library.

(Please see drawing below.)

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Millennium Time Capsule 

February 19, 2000, a Capsule was buried in Mosheim at the Consumer Credit Union Building. The project was sponsored by the Greene County Heritage Trust and the Consumer Credit Union.

Donahue Bible, President of the Heritage Trust presided with guest speaker for the event, Congressman William L. Jenkins. Sam Miller, President of Consumer Credit Union, presided over the Burial. The Capsule was prepared by Willis Bowman and packed by James Hubler, Senior Curator of Arts and Architecture, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville.

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