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Kenmore time capsules to be displayed Saturday

Artifacts from two time capsules recently unearthed at the former Washington School in Kenmore will be on display from 1 until 4 p.m. Saturday in the community room of Kenmore Library, 160 Delaware Road.

The time capsules were buried about six-feet underground near the school’s flagpole in 1982 when the school was closed because of declining enrollment, said Sheila Ginnane, a member of the school’s PTA at the time.

The three-story building on 1.5 acres at 1 Delaware Road was purchased by Ellicott Development in 2013 and work is ongoing to convert the 40,000-square-foot facility into a mix of residential and retail uses.

Ginnane and Susanne Tocke, also a former PTA member, asked Ellicott to retrieve the time capsules, which contain handwritten letters from students in 1982 along with class photos from over the years.

“A lot of former students have said they’re anxious to see what’s in there,” Ginnane said. “They remembered the burying. We’re hoping people come out” to see the display.