A time capsule embedded in the side of the old BB&T building on East Church Street will be opened at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1.
The site was previously home to Piedmont Trust Bank.
According to an engraved stone block marking the location of the capsule, contained within is memorabilia from Piedmont Trust’s 50th anniversary celebration. The opening date coincides with the 100th anniversary of the bank, and marks 50 years since the capsule was placed.
City Manager Leon Towarnicki said former employees of Piedmont Trust Bank in particular are invited to attend the opening ceremony to be recognized. The opening also is open to all members of the public.
“We hope it’s not an April Fool’s joke,” Towarnicki said, “but if it is, we’ll all be surprised at the same time.”