100-yr-old time Capsule discovered during renovation of original Washington Monument in Baltimore

October 30, 2014 11:20 AM

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100-yr-old time Capsule discovered during renovation of original Washington Monument in Baltimore

A 100-year-old time capsule was found at the time of renovation of the original Washington Monument in Baltimore. The time capsule will be moved from its current location behind a 1915 plaque at the monument in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood and taken to the close by Walters Art Museum for protection while renovation work continues. After moving it, conservators will decide when it may be safely opened after evaluating its condition.

According to Monument officials, research has discovered that the time capsule, a copper box, contains commemorative programs and copies of The Baltimore Sun, other relevant material, among other items. Officials are also concerned that the contents may have been exposed to the monument's dampness f...

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