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Monson Savings Bank Buries Time Capsule as Part of 150th Celebration

MONSON — Monson Savings Bank’s 150th anniversary celebrations began earlier this year and will continue throughout the year. Most recently, to carry on the commemoration of the bank’s sesquicentennial, employees joined together to bury a time capsule that will be excavated and opened in 25 years at the bank’s 175th anniversary in 2047.

It was a team effort to determine which items would be included in the time capsule. The 150th anniversary committee reached out to the all employees of the bank to get their feedback on which items should be added. Some of the items included were photos, business cards, brochures, a piggy bank, letters, deposit slips, 150th-anniversary articles, and, of course, Monson Savings branded masks and hand sanitizer.

Dan Moriarty, president and CEO of Monson Savings Bank, led the crew to the time capsule burial location for a brief ceremony.

“We thought burying a time capsule would be a unique way for us to commemorate this momentous occasion of Monson Savings Bank turning 150 years old,” he said. “It gave us an opportunity to think about the future and those who may be opening this capsule in 25 years at our 175th anniversary. We all feel honored to be a part of the Monson Savings legacy. We carefully thought about the items and messages we would want to share with future generations of the bank.”

“There is so much history behind Monson Savings Bank — a 150-year history of making a difference for the residents, businesses, and communities we serve,” added Michael Rouette, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “It was exciting to be together adding items to the time capsule and discussing the bright future we all believe is ahead for Monson Savings Bank.”