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Items from century-old time capsule unveiled at MO Capitol

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Items found in a 100-year-old time capsule at the state capitol were unveiled on Thursday, according to the Missouri Office of Administration.

The time capsule was removed from the cornerstone of the capitol last week and carefully opened at the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory.

The items will get further conservation treatment in the Missouri State Archives lab.

Some of the items recovered from the 1915 time capsule include:

  • Newspapers dated June 23 and 24, 1915 (publications included the Jefferson City Post, Kansas City Star, St. Louis Times, Democrat-Tribune, as well as a German paper, the Westliche Post, among others).
  • Items relating to the construction of the Missouri State Capitol such as the contract and specifications for the new Capitol building, contract with the architects of the Capitol, and photographs of the Capitol ground breaking.
  • Various state government documents including the Constitution of Missouri, Secretary of State Manuals, House & Senate journals from the 46th General Assembly and state department reports.

Click here to see more pictures of the time capsule items.

A public display of the items is being developed and will eventually be housed in the Missouri State Museum at the State Capitol building.

On July 3, a new Missouri time capsule will be dedicated to honor the 100th anniversary of the Missouri State Capitol cornerstone.

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