Time Capsule


As part of a dedication ceremony for the Bamberg County Courthouse Annex, Bamberg County is pleased to announce the planned placement of a time capsule that will be opened in 50 years.


The purpose of the time capsule will feature a snapshot of our lives in Bamberg County as they are now. Memorabilia from local families, churches, community organizations, and businesses will be included in the capsule.


Every item sent to Bamberg County will be considered for the time capsule, but because of space limitations, we cannot guarantee every item will be included. We cannot return items, as such we request that you only submit items with the understanding that they will not be returned to you. Only items appropriate for all-ages will be considered for the time capsule. Items must be smaller than 7”x9” and do not fold items to fit. If an item is oversized, and an archival alternate can be considered, please contact Bamberg County at (803) 245-7970, ext 2 to discuss options. Photographs should be printed in black and white. If a digital version is available, please email it to info@bambergcounty.sc.gov


Ideas for items to submit for the selection process of the time capsule include: 

  • Church bulletin

  • Current school report card

  • A recent class ring

  • Photos of sports teams / classes / families (all identifiable people in the photo must be correctly identified on a separate piece of paper)

  • Tax bill

  • Paycheck stub (Your name and address are valuable information for the future, but make sure your social security number isn’t visible!)

  • Receipt from the grocery store or gas station showing current prices of items (please do not write on the receipts)

  • A letter to your future descendants telling them about life today (Checkout the Bamberg County Website for writing prompts)

  • Business card

  • Brochure / magnet / pen or pencil / other small promotional item from your business


For further questions concerning this project, contact Bamberg County on weekdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm at (803) 245-7970, ext 2 or via email at info@bambergcounty.sc.gov  or review the Bamberg County Website (see categories above left).


Bamberg County appreciates your participation! Please mail all materials, in protective, non-foldable packaging, unless otherwise planned, to:

Bamberg County
PO Box 149
Bamberg, SC 29003.