Indianapolis Public Library Reveals Contents from a 100-Year-Old Time Capsule

Posted by Jean-Yves on Oct 9, 2017

The Indianapolis Public Library celebrated its 100th anniversary with the unveiling of a time capsule from 1917. Many of the capsule’s contents, some of which date back to the 1860s, were on display at the celebration.

The time capsule, a cornerstone box made of copper and tin, was buried a century ago into a southwest wall two floors below the Simon Reading Room, where the centennial celebration took place. Many of the artifacts have been kept in pristine condition, because the tightly sealed box was coated in charcoal.

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