Show Notes: Time Capsules

Tracy Wilson

Conservator Pam Hatchfield removes a newspaper from a time capsule that was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795 by a group of the U.S. founding fathers including Samuel Adams, then the state's governor, and Paul Revere. Image by © BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters/Corbis Conservator Pam Hatchfield removes a newspaper from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, by a group of the U.S. founding fathers including Samuel Adams, then the state's governor, and patriot Paul Revere. Ima

In this episode, we're putting our inboxes at great risk by talking about one of the most controversial, ire-inducing, heated subjects ever to grace our Facebook page: time capsules.

Here's a link to the contents of Time Capsule Expo '70, which prompted my research-fogged brain to remember that, yes, cameras existed back then.

Correction on this episode: The two time capsules discussed at the top were found in two different States House in Boston. The lion's head statue is at the old State House, and the cornerstone is at the current State House. I genuinely thought both time capsules were found in the same building, so that's all on me.

Our listener mail is another that follows our episode on special education, from Katie. We also have a correction to our Louisa May Alcott episode.

For more information: How Archaeology Works

Episode link: A Brief History of Time Capsules

My research:

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