Gov. Nixon announces items to be placed in new MO time capsule

Gov. Nixon announces items to be placed in new MO time capsule

MISSOURI (KFVS) - Gov. Jay Nixon joined hundreds of Missourians on Friday, July 3 at the statehouse to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Missouri State Capitol Cornerstone.

Nixon also discussed several items that will be included in the new 2015 time capsule, which will be placed in the cornerstone after state conservators take measures to protect the items.

“The re-commemoration of the cornerstone of this magnificent Capitol represents the lessons of our past, the reality of our present, and the promise of our future,” Gov. Nixon said. “Over the past 100 years, new technologies have transformed our daily lives and our economy and I’m certain those changes will occur over the next 100 years, but what has not changed, and what will not change, are our shared values – hard work, fairness, and helping our neighbors in need.”

The cornerstone was ceremonially re-commemorated by Freemasons from the Grand Lodge of Missouri and the M.W. Prince Hall Grand Lodge. A new plaque was also unveiled.
Previously, the governor encouraged Missourians to submit ideas for items to be placed in the new time capsule.
On Friday, he signed a proclamation on all of the items that will be placed in the new time capsule.

Some of the items included:

  • Pictures of Joplin after the tornado on May 22, 2011 and pictures of Joplin now
  • Smart phone
  • Baseballs signed by the Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Cardinals
  • Copy of the Missouri Blue Book
  • Original Bible from the 1915 time capsule
  • Current copy of the Missouri constitution
You can click here to read the proclamation and the full list of items.
The 1915 time capsule was opened in June.

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