Samuel Adams time capsule opened in Massachusetts

By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   Jan. 6, 2015 at 10:45 PM
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BOSTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A time capsule buried in 1795 by then Massachusetts Gov. Samuel Adams under the State House was opened Tuesday to reveal a newspaper, coins and medals.

The capsule was buried by Adams, along with Paul Revere and William Scollay under the cornerstone of the building. It was pulled out in December during repairs to the building in which the box was threatened by a water leak.

Conservators opened the box Tuesday at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

"This is what we as conservators live for," Pam Hatchfield, the MFA's head of objects conservation, said.

Newspapers, cards, silver and copper coins, medals, and a seal of the Commonwealth were found inside the box.

Hatchfield also removed items placed in the box in 1855, when the box was first unearthed, again due to building renovations.

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