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Emerson Gallery

History of Exhibitions

2011-12

Time Capsules and Cornerstones: 200 Years of Collective Memory at Hamilton

Inspired by a 19th century campus tradition in which classes created and buried time capsules, Time Capsules and Cornerstones explores how devices such as mementos, scrapbooks and monuments have been used by generations of Hamiltonians to create a shared experience. The exhibition features an array of items from the college archives and concludes with an invitation to contribute ideas and content for a 2012 time capsule to be sealed at the conclusion of the Bicentennial celebrations.