220-year-old time capsule buried by Sam Adams and Paul Revere opened

January 13, 2015 8:18 PM

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220-year-old time capsule buried by Sam Adams and Paul Revere opened

Newspapers removed from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, sit in archival boxes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

In 1795, then-Massachusetts Gov. Samuel Adams, famed patriot Paul Revere and Col. William Scollay buried a time capsule under the Massachusetts State House cornerstone in Boston, and now, after more than 200 years, its contents have been revealed.

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