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People look over the contents of the Parkview time capsule during the Open House.

Parkview time capsule opened

Posted March 2, 2020

School officials, with assistance from Miron Construction, recently opened a time capsule placed more than 60 years ago in the cornerstone at Parkview Elementary School.

Parkview (along with sister school Fairview) opened during the 1957-58 school year. The cornerstone is dated 1957, though the time capsule contents were placed during the official dedication held Nov. 9, 1958.

The time capsule contained:

  • Two copies of a Parkview Elementary School brochure
  • Two copies of the school building bond brochure
  • Two copies of the special dedication issue of the Plymouth Review dated Oct. 28, 1958
  • Nov. 6, 1958 issue of the Plymouth Review
  • Dedication and Open House invitation for Parkview Elementary School
  • First-grade reader
  • First-grade workbook
  • Fourth-grade reader
  • Intermediate grade workbook
  • 1957 Plymouth City Schools Budget
  • 1958 Plymouth City Schools Budget
  • 1958-59 Plymouth High School Orange Guide
  • 1958-59 Teachers Handbook
  • Packet of information about the Bond Reading Plan
  • Weekly Reader
  • Wisconsin Parent-Teacher P.T.A. magazines

The contents were displayed at the Parkview Open House on Feb. 27, and will be placed along with a 2020 time capsule into the new cornerstone at Parkview.
Learn more:
• Visit our Facilities Information webpage for the latest information on school upgrades.
• Visit our Plymouth School District History webpage for a look at key events in district history.