1957 Addition and Time Capsule

In 1957 the Board of Managers ceremoniously lay the cornerstone of the new addition. Inside the wall, tucked into a copper box in a cement box are:

Two Bibles – One King James and one New International Version Mennonite Hymnary
Easter District Messengers and Conference Reports
List of Guests (residents), staff, board members
Dinner menu from that day
Local Newspapers with articles about the building project
Alas, no money

“The day was like a summer’s day with bright sunshine, the ground was dry, the people stood and sat in the yard and we were comfortable. I sat at a window on the second floor of the new building and could see and hear well. It was interesting.” Flora L. Fellman, Resident, April 28, 1957