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Rockaway Twp. Opens Door to the Past

Bicentennial Time Capsule from Rockaway Townsquare Mall unveiled August 22, 2000

Photo By New Jersey Newsphotos Joe Gigli

Rockaway Township - On Monday night, August 22nd history was unveiled at the Township's municipal building. When contents of the Bicentennial time capsule were displayed to the public for the first time. The capsule spent its last 24 years in the Rockaway Townsquare Mall, where time, mall reconstruction and moisture took its toll on the contents. (above) Fiona Lynch and her mom Barbara Campi Lynch, now of Hopatcong were able to view her mom's Stonybrook School 6th grade class photo. (right) Students holding Stonybrook School's quilt. Barbara Campi Lynch is pictured in the front row, third girl from left.

The contents of the capsule will be on display at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall Friday August 25 and Saturday August 26.

Photos By New Jersey Newsphotos /

Joe Gigli

Rockaway Township - (top left) Sheila Dunn, chairperson of the Rockaway Township Bicentennial time capsule reunion and display, holding a newspaper clipping of herself that appeared in the Dover Advance. (top right) Evelyn K. Moran, town clerk of record during the Bicentennial, looking over some of the contents that made it through the 24 year passage. Evelyn K. Moran, at the time wrote a mock council play on the anticipation of the future, reflecting on the past. The play was then acted out by the town council members at the Bicentennial picnic. (above) A 1977 drawing, of housing in the future by then 2nd grader Donna Kapral. (right) Some of the contents included a guest sign-in book from the picnic; and a t-shirt saying "Good Things are coming your way".

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