The Riverton Wyoming Museum opened a time capsule from the  1970s on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

The capsule was buried 50 years ago.

Too soon?

What if they had waited, say, 100 years?

Well, 50 years is forever when we are talking about Riverton Junior High School students opening it.

Inside were:

Video clips from ’70s TV shows. You know, the shows GRANDPA grew up with.

There were also scenes from movies, concerts, and TV variety shows which were very popular back then.

On the menu, that day was food that was popular back in the 70s.

“I’m enjoying watching the videos,” said the museum’s Collections Manager Amy Lowery. “Some of the stuff that my dad used to watch and listen to…especially the music. A lot of the same songs on there are what I listened to in the car as a kid.” (County 10).

Anyone old enough to remember a Coke can with a pull tab?

Publications included Time, People, and Mad magazines.

Show of hands, who grew up reading MAD MAGAZINE? Well, that's a museum piece now.

Games like Hungry Hungry Hippos and Connect Four were popular back then before we had video games.

The kids were WOWED!

The rest of us might wonder why.

But the items of our childhood, for those of us who were kids in the 70s, are a million years away for kids today.

Even the TV show That 70's Show is an old show by the standards of these kids.

That '70s Show is an American television period teen sitcom that aired on Fox from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006.

So, to the kids in this classroom, that TV show is now "OLD."

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