About North Hills Time Capsule Unearthing

North Hills is planning to open the time capsule buried 49 years ago on June 8, 1967. The capsule is located in the Lassiter District of North Hills between what is now Verizon and Bonefish Grill.

Buried on the opening day of the Cardinal Movie Theatre, the time capsule was placed in the sidewalk outside of the old theater.

“We are excited to see what’s inside the time capsule here in North Hills,” said Bonner Gaylord, Managing Director of North Hills. “We look forward to taking a step back in time to discover the history of North Hills and the city of Raleigh. It should be a fun surprise.”

After purchasing the old North Hills Mall in 2000, Kane Realty Corporation also acquired the time capsule. Students of nearby schools and businesses contributed to the old container back in 1967, but the contents are unknown.

In conjunction with the unearthing, we will bury a new time capsule to be opening in another 50 years with contributions from:

  • Aldert Root Elementary
  • Brooks Elementary
  • Carroll Middle
  • Douglas Elementary
  • Sanderson High
  • St. David’s
  • St. Timothy’s
  • GRCVB
  • Midtown Raleigh Alliance
  • Kane Realty Corporation
  • News & Observer
  • WRAL

The unearthing will take place on June 8th at 10am near Bonefish Grill. The event is free and open to the public.