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The Westinghouse Time Capsules
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Dedicated to telling "The World of Tomorrow" the story of today, the Westinghouse Time Capsules are simply remarkable. Discover what they hold for the future and read the story of The Book of Record and the amazing steps Westinghouse took to insure their legacy will be remembered 5000 years hence.




The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

WESTINGHOUSE 
A gleaming torpedo-shaped Time Capsule, suspended by stainless steel wires over a reflecting pool, is the heart of this exhibit. Packed with artifacts of our times and accounts of the eventful history of our days since 1938, it will be buried in tar and concrete on the next-to-last day of the Fair, there to remain as a message to the future 5,000 years hence. Ten feet south of this tube is buried Westinghouse's first Time capsule, containing a report on civilization as it stood just prior to the 1939 World's Fair. Three open-sided circular pavilions in the area are each devoted to a different epoch in time.
* Admission: free..
Highlights 
OF ANOTHER ERA The first circular pavilion is given to the original Time Capsule. A full-sized model, through a window along one side, reveals that it was packed with such items as a slide rule, a woman's hat, synthetic rubber and 10 million worlds on microfilm taken from books, magazines and newspapers setting forth the state of civilization in 1938. There were also messages to the future from Albert Einstein, Robert A. Milikan and Thomas Mann.
OF TIMES NOW. The second pavilion shows in photographs some of the awesome things that have happened since the first capsule went down: wonder drugs, jet aircraft, atomic and hydrogen explosions, commercial television and the first man in space, plus other events of war and peace that stirred the world. A distinguished committee will choose from among all these and more the things that will be recorded in the new Time Capsule - and visitors may sign a book that will go into the capsule, to be read by later generations.
OF TIMES PAST. In the third pavilion a 5,000-year calendar shows events of the past in detail.

WESTINGHOUSE

The heart of the exhibit is a torpedo-shaped Time Capsule, suspended over a reflecting pool.

Packed with artifacts and accounts of the last, eventful 25 years, the capsule will be buried 50 feet underground at the end of the Fair, there to remain as a message to the future 5,000 years hence.

OF ANOTHER ERA. In one of the circular pavilion structures is a copy of the first Time Capsule, which was buried on the same site during the 1939/1940 Fair. A window shows some of its contents: a woman's hat, a slide rule, and microfilmed pages from newspapers and magazines describing the state of civilization in 1938.
OF TIMES PRESENT. A second exhibit pictures some of the things that have changed our lives since the first capsule went down: television, wonder drugs, nuclear explosions, the exploration of space. The new Time Capsule will include 50,000 pages of microfilmed information on these and other scientific and social advances. Visitors may sign a book that will go into the capsule.
OF TIMES PAST. In a third exhibit, a 5,000-year calendar shows events of the past in detail.
 
Admission: free.

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