Nicolet College Time Capsule From 1994 To Be Opened Saturday

Oct 9, 2019

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A quarter-century has passed since a group placed a number of items into a time capsule at Nicolet College in Rhinelander and this Saturday you can find out what 1994 was all about.

The public is invited to witness the opening of the capsule Saturday, October 12, in the Northwoods Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mary Fortier was working at Nicolet when the capsule was put together and it was completed on October 12, 1994...

"....It was placed under a bench, so it was easy access. Just a group of people decided it would be an interesting thing to do and we hoped we'd all be around for it's 25th anniversary..."

More than 100 items will be view able. Refreshments will be available....

"...We decided to have the staff open it to see if things were view able. We were surprised to see that all the wrappings put around the items actually did do what they were supposed to do. We'll have probably 10 or more tables for the viewing of the items. We have 10 pages of items that are in it and they will be placed in frames...."

Fortier says anyone who attended Nicolet as a student along with current and former staff and board members are encouraged to attend.

As a reminder, gas sold for about a dollar a gallon back then and people recorded TV shows on something called a VCR.