Those pesky time capsules.
We keep burying them. And keep forgetting where they are.
It happened a few years ago with Greens Farms Elementary School.
Now it’s Saugatuck Congregational Church’s turn.
In 1866 a time capsule was buried under the cornerstone of their then-new Sunday school building. The church was located across the Post Road, and up the hill from where it is now — approximately where the gas station and adjacent bank are, near South Compo Road.
In 1950 the church was moved — v-e-r-y slowly — across the street, to its current location by Myrtle Avenue. At the same time the school building was relocated to Imperial Avenue, where it created what is now Bedford Hall at the Westport Woman’s Club.
The cornerstone was not unearthed during the move. No one seems to know what happened to it.
Now — 68 years later — the Westport Historical Society is on the case.
If you have any idea of the whereabouts of the Saugatuck Church cornerstone — or hey, any other in town — email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And for God’s sake, the next time you bury a time capsule, leave detailed instructions!