Museum Reveals Contents Of Time Capsule Buried By Samuel Adams And Paul Revere

January 7, 2015

Last month, workers repairing a leak at the Massachusetts State House in Boston uncovered a time capsule originally placed in the building's cornerstone in 1795. It was buried by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, who was then governor of Massachusetts.

On January 6, 2015, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston opened the 220 year-old time capsule.

Boston time capsule Sam Adams Paul Revere
Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston

The findings were live tweeted by the Museum and Guardian US reporter Alan Yuhas.

Boston MFA conservator Pam Hatchfield holding an engraved silver plate from the time capsule, which is thought to be the work of Paul Revere.

Boston time capsule opened
Credit: Reuters

After going on display, the time capsule will be returned to the cornerstone.

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