Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Oldest US Time Capsule (from 1795) Opened Yesterday in Boston, MA

Yesterday, January 6, 2015, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston opened the oldest US time capsule. It was sealed in the cornerstone of the Boston State House by Governor Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in 1795. (Yes, that Samuel Adams and Paul Revere from the Revolutionary War and the founding of this country.)

The time capsule was removed from the cornerstone on Dec. 11, 2014. Apparently, this is not the first time it was opened. The capsule was opened in 1855 at which time the contents were cleaned, cataloged and new items were added before returning it to the cornerstone.

You can see the contents of the time capsule at several websites. ABC has a variety of videos showing the unveiling and the contents. CNN has short video of the contents in display boxes. Just do a search engine search for ... 1795 time capsule ... if you want to see more.

The time capsule and the contents will go on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston later this year before its return to the cornerstone.

See you soon at the Mt. Clemens Public Library!


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