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Time Capsule Returned to Statehouse Cornerstone

The time capsule - a small brass box - was removed during a water filtration project last year

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    Time Capsule Returned to Statehouse Cornerstone

    The capsule - a small brass box - was removed during a water filtration project last year and later opened to reveal a set of old newspapers and coins, and a medal depicting George Washington. (Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015)

    A time capsule originally dating to 1795 has been returned to the granite cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse for a future generation to discover.

    The capsule - a small brass box - was removed during a water filtration project last year and later opened to reveal a set of old newspapers and coins, and a medal depicting George Washington.

    Modern day coins and a plaque commemorating Wednesday's event were put into the box.

    Historians believe the box was first placed in the cornerstone by Revolutionary-era luminaries including Paul Revere and then-Massachusetts Gov. Samuel Adams. The contents were shifted to a sturdier container in 1855.

    Gov. Charlie Baker and Secretary of State William Galvin participated in the public ceremony, along with the Grand Lodge of Masons, a fife and drum corps, and schoolchildren.