Last night (Tuesday, July 9, 2013) at its monthly school board meeting, the Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation (MCSC) opened the 1959 time capsule recovered from a cornerstone during renovations at Mooresville High School (MHS). Courtesy of Susan Haynes, MCSC chief communications officer, we have some wonderful photos borrowed from the MHS Facebook page. (Thanks to Ms. Haynes for the photo captions in quotation marks.) Click the images to enlarge.
"This article from the Indianapolis Times describes the school with headlines such as 'Shop Has Precision Equipment,' 'Modern Million Dollar School Is Pride of Citizens,' 'New School Has Large Library,' 'Counselor Puts pupils on Right Track,' 'Mooresville School Has Full-Time Nurse,' and 'Complete Curriculum in Commercial Subjects Is Offered.'" (Susan Haynes)
This important slice of local school history will be digitally preserved for future generations to enjoy. Although there are no plans presently to install a new time capsule during the current MHS renovations, we think it would be a wonderful idea. Folks in the 22nd century would surely like to see what was happening at our high school in 2013.