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Demolition Crews Find Time Capsule at Middle School

Thu September 27, 2018 - Northeast Edition #20
Associated Press


Construction crews found a 124-year-old time capsule.
(wcvb.com photo)
Construction crews found a 124-year-old time capsule. (wcvb.com photo)

SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (AP) Construction crews tearing down a former middle school in Massachusetts have found a 124-year-old time capsule.

The Daily Item reports crews found the time capsule under one of the front steps of the former Swampscott Middle School.

The capsule is dated April 28, 1894, the day the school was dedicated. It contains two newspapers, remnants of military uniforms from the Civil War, a war medal and names of locals who served in the war.

Planning Board Chairwoman Angela Ippolito said they were aware the time capsule existed but weren't sure where it was located. She said the discovery was “quite a thrill.”

The items are now heading to the Northeast Document Conservation Center for assessment.

Ippolito said they hope to put the items on display at Town Hall.

For more information, visit itemlive.com.