The American Red Cross of the Piedmont Triad celebrated the opening of a time capsule in Winston-Salem on Wednesday. The capsule was installed decades ago along with the original chapter building. This building was demolished this summer, due to lack of use and the cost of upgrades. Members of the Red Cross branch said it was special to see a glimpse of life in their branch in the mid-1960s. Employees said they didn’t know what to expect. “It was exciting to open this building because for me, I started my Red Cross career in this building,” said John Hughes, Executive Director. One of the items was an invitation to the original time capsule setting in 1968. There were also brochures and newspapers from the time. Items will now be stored at the Forsyth County Central Library.

The American Red Cross of the Piedmont Triad celebrated the opening of a time capsule in Winston-Salem on Wednesday.

The capsule was installed decades ago along with the original chapter building. This building was demolished this summer, due to lack of use and the cost of upgrades.

Red Cross chapter members said it was special to see a glimpse of their chapter’s life in the mid-1960s. Employees said they didn’t know what to expect.

“It was exciting to open this building because for me, I started my Red Cross career in this building,” said John Hughes, Executive Director.

One of the items was an invitation to the original time capsule set in 1968.

There were also pamphlets and newspapers of the time.

Items will now be stored at the Forsyth County Central Library.