A time capsule, in Boston, revealed its content after 220 years


Five folded newspapers, a Massachusetts commonwealth seal, a title page from Massachusetts colony records and at least 24 coins were removed from the 1795 time capsule. The box was uncovered during repairs for a water leak at the State House last month. It took seven hours to remove the time capsule from the Massachusetts State House in December and other four hours to loosen the screws that were holding it shut. The final ceremony took place at the museum in front of a painting of George Washington. More interesting, previously, in 1855, during some other repairs, the time capsule was removed but was put back in the cornerstone for almost 160 years with a few objects added. Newspapers found inside the box were in “amazingly good condition” now. Conservators will work on preserving the items. After, all the content will display at the museum.


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