Do Not Open For 5,000 Years
Broadcast: February 6, 1939
Added: Feb 06 2021
This is a story that allows you to travel through history over the past five thousand years and then create a time capsule of items enjoyed in 1939, to be buried for prosperity and not to be opened for five thousand years.
Fifty feet under marshland at Flushing Long Island at the New York World Fair 1939 our civilization lies buried in a torpedo shaped copper alloy time capsule, seven and a half feet long, eight and three eighths inches in diameter. Not to be opened for five thousand years. The Columbia Workshop seeking to compress in it's own time capsule the past five thousand years that have contributed to our civilization and the five thousand years of the world of tomorrow resorts to a more evanescent medium. Thirty minutes of perishable fleeting radio time.