Chicago kids,
tell us your story!

We are building a GIANT TIME CAPSULE and we want YOU to be part of it.

Once Upon Our Time Capsule is on a mission to get kids across Chicago to make Time Capsules of 2020 and 2021. Today and years from now these Time Capsules will tell the story of young Chicago heroes.

What’s a Time Capsule?
A Time Capsule is a container of important stories from the present that gets sealed or buried for discovery in the future.
Time Capsule Timeline
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Spring/Summer
Reflect and Create
Kids create Time Capsules
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August 15
Last Chance!
Last day to submit Time Capsules!
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Fall
Time Capsules are Sealed
Chicago’s Giant Time Capsule is sealed and placed in iconic locations for the next five years
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Winter
Public Dialogue
Range of public art inspired by the kids’ stories sparking conversation, reflection, and healing across the city
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2026
The Time Capsules are Opened!
Kids across the city (re)discover what life was like for kids in these historic years
TIME CAPSULES ARE DUE IN...
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