Massachusetts Statehouse Time Capsule To Be X-Rayed
A time capsule said to have been placed in the granite cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse by Revolutionary War luminaries Samuel Adams and Paul Revere (and others) was removed from the stone last week and officials plan to x-ray it's contents.
The time capsule dates back to 1795 and is said to contain old coins, documents, newspapers and even a metal plate that was owned by Revere. The plan is to have the capsule x-rayed at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts this Sunday to try and get a better idea of what exactly is in inside and what condition it might be in.
The box had been removed once before in the mid-19th century and the contents were transferred from the original raw hide capsule to a copper box it is now. It's removal this time around was due to an ongoing water filtration project at the building.
Once the box undergoes X-ray at the museum on Sunday the plan is to open it up and get a look at the centuries old items placed inside. No word on what will happen with them after that because according to Secretary of State William Galvin the plan is to return the time capsule somewhere on the statehouse site next year.
Still seeing what our founding fathers put inside that time capsule sounds pretty cool. Hopefully the items will go on display somewhere, even if it's just for a short time.