A centuries-old time capsule found at the Washington Monument in
Baltimore this winter will be displayed April 12, according to the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy.
"The 200-year-old cornerstone and its exterior lid will be on
display along with several new items that will be placed within the
well of the cornerstone, including a 3-D printed likeness of George
Washington," a release from the conservancy distributed on April
The cornerstone was excavated in February and while it is believed
to contain coins, an itemized list of its contents has not been released.
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Sunday's event will take place outside the Washington Monument,
which is located at 699 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. The viewing will
run from 4:30 p.m. ET to 6:30 p.m. ET.
Cathy Rosenbaum of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy said the
cornerstone will be put back in place later in April.
What will be done with the items that were inside the cornerstone,
including any coins?
"The conservators are currently assessing the contents of the
original cornerstone, and will be ready to reveal them in late
May," Rosenbaum said.
Two time capsules were found at the Washington Monument in the last
six months. Another from 1915 was found in October and is set to be
opened in May. Rosenbaum said that 1915 time capsule is also believed
to contain coins.
"A press conference revealing the contents of both time
capsules will be held, as well as a public presentation about both
time capsules." Rosenbaum said. "In fact, the 100-year-old
contents of the original time capsule will be revealed in real time
during this press conference. The plan is to have contents from both
on display beginning July 4 at the Maryland Historical Society."
Joe O'Donnell contributed to this report.
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