A southwest Missouri school district is leaving a message for the future as part of its 150th birthday celebration.
The Cassville school district was established 150 years ago this month. To commemorate the milestone, students and teachers have been gathering several items to place in a time capsule that will be buried near the middle school. The capsule will contain letters from administrators and board members, along with yearbooks and art work from students.
“It’s really just one of those symbolic gestures,” says superintendent Dr. Richard Asbill. “We’ve been around for 150 years, and we didn’t do it before, and I think we wanted to be able to capture what we do today, what may not be even available to people 100 years from now.”
A date has not been picked for burying the capsule yet, but Barry County Ready Mix has donated a marker that will be placed on top of it when it is. The capsule will not be opened again for fifty years once it is in the ground.