A Brief History of Time Capsules

People feel very strongly about time capsules, even though the contents are often a little underwhelming. What actually qualifies as a time capsule, and what are some of the most notable ones? Read the show notes here, including a correction about some State House confusion.

Jan. 7, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, USA --- Conservator Pam Hatchfield holds a copper medal depicting the first U.S. President George Washington, which she removed from a time capsule which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015. The capsule was placed by a group of the U.S. founding fathers including Samuel Adams, then the state's governor, and patriot Paul Revere. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY) --- Image by © BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters/Corbis

Topics in this Podcast: World's Fair, Boston, offbeat history