College Dedicates Time Capsule and Plaque in Campus Center

Monday, September 22, 2008

Leaders from Whittier College and the City of Whittier dedicated a historic plaque inscribed with a poem that John Greenleaf Whittier sent to the town and College that bear his name. The plaque, now installed in the Campus Center, was originally a gift from town's people to the College in 1911. A time capsule was also installed during the ceremony. "My hope is that the many students who participated in the ceremony on Saturday will start writing to the president of Whittier College early in 2058 and say that it is about time we open the time capsule," said President Sharon Herzberger.