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Posted on: July 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Hopewell Valley COVID-19 Time Capsule looking for community contributions

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We’re living through a moment in history that appears to have the potential to rewrite our politics, our economy, and our society.

Years from now, we will be retelling the stories of this pandemic and how it impacted our families and communities. The Hopewell Valley Regional School District, Hopewell Valley Historical Society and Hopewell Museum would like to preserve this history to show how the Hopewell Valley community came together in a time when it seemed like the world was falling apart.

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN THE COVID-19 TIME CAPSULE? Contributing your own oral history and primary sources to the time capsule will enable you to share your stories with future generations and preserve this moment in history. Some ideas:

  1. Record a video or take a picture with your family of what you are doing during the quarantine. 
  2. Keep a journal for a few days and record what is going on in our community or the world. 
  3. Share news articles or publications that describe the evolution of the pandemic. 
  4. Time Capsule sheets for young child
  5. Take pictures of your teddy bear/rainbow hunts and sidewalk chalk activities. 
  6. We have many talented artists in our community; draw a picture or create a collage that represents what is going on. 
  7. We also have talented musicians that can write songs about the pandemic (see HVCHS English teacher Mr. Holland's  Hey There, My Students ('Hey There Delilah' Parody)). 
  8. Share stories of what others are doing in the community to help (for example, our Hopewell Valley Mobile Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels). 
  9. Share pictures of those fighting on the front lines of the pandemic and what they mean to you. 
  10. If you are making masks or other resources, share a piece of fabric or your design. 
  11. Unfortunately, this is going to hit a lot of our small businesses and families hard. Share documents that show the economic impact of this pandemic. 

This is just a short list but the possibilities are endless. We want to show the reality of this pandemic and how it has impacted the Hopewell Valley community. 


You can upload your digital artifacts using this form.
If you do not have a Google account or are experiencing difficulties with the form, please email directly. 


Attn: COVID-19 Time Capsule
Hopewell Valley Regional School District
425 S. Main St.
Pennington, NJ 08534

Please make sure to include your first and last name and HVCHS graduating class (if applicable). Please add a written explanation if the artifact needs to be put into context of its time and place (e.g., Who is in the picture/video? Where was it taken?). 

WHEN WILL THE TIME CAPSULE BE OPEN? At a community event in 2033; that is the year that next year’s kindergarteners will be graduating high school.

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