Tuesday Apr 30 2013 comments Chicago Park opens first time capsule 25 years later By: photography by Kim Palaferri for Colfax Record -A +A Buy This Photo Now Chicago Park residents opened up the first time capsule placed 25 years ago located at the base of the flagpole at the post office on April 30th. Dan Scaicca points out where his signature helped decorate the original time capsule that was burried in 1988. Back in 1988, Kacy League signed the first time capsule Chicago Park community dedicated on April 30th. Exactly 25 years later, League signed the new one that has specific instructions to open on the same day in 25 years. Luke and Drew Laferriere thumb through a Chicago Park 4H membership record book from 1988. Darlene Moberg, Jessie, Luke, and Drew Laferriere look over items place in a time capsule back in 1988 when Moberg was a teacher and Jessie was a student. Lari Solomon, Sam Wren (11) and Jennifer Wren read over the plaque that contained instructions of unearthing the first time capsule in 1988. Darlene Moberg, Jessie, Luke, and Drew Laferriere look over items place in a time capsule back in 1988 when Moberg was a teacher and Jessie was a student. Chicago Park residents opened up the first time capsule placed 25 years ago located at the base of the flagpole at the post office on April 30th. Reconnecting with friends doesn't just happen through Facebook, it happens at time capsule unveilings too like the one in Chicago Park where Kacy League, left, and Brian Campbell rand into each other after 25 years on April 30th. Brian Campbell shows his son James (6) some memorabilia place in a time capsule 25 years ago. Chicago Park Elementary School class president Courtney Schmidt looks into the future, a time capsule that will contain many objects from her school that will be unvailed in 1938. Students from Chicago Park School leave lasting memories on time capsule that will be opened in 2038, when they are adults. Tess Beckman and Jaden Myers browse the table that contained items placed in a time capsule 25 years ago. The students placed notes about themselves into the new capsule that will be revealed 25 years from now. Dan Sciacca places items left in a time capsule 25 years ago. Although some of the items survived the duration in the container that took on water over the years, there was a good amount of items that were destroyed beyond recognition. Dan Sciacca holds up a T-shirt from Chicago Park’s centennial back in 1988 that was place in a time capsule. Courtney Schmidt, Chicago Park School class president, represents her student body at the towns dedication of a new time capsule that will hold many details of what it was like for students in todays era. Chris Bierwagen gives a 5 minute history lesson on Chicago Park's past. Dan Sciacca holds up a photograph that was unveiled during the opening of the first time capsule set in 1988. With Sciacca is postmaster Vance Salisbury.