Time Capsules in America The White House Capsule

About a time capsule discovered in the White House during the Truman administation.


White House Capsule

During renovations of the White House in the Truman administration, workmen uncovered a small marble box under the entrance hall. The box, apparently placed there by workers in 1902, contained seven Indian Head pennies, newspapers reporting Pres. Theodore Roosevelt's message to Congress, and a label from a bottle of Maryland rye whisky. The box, at Truman's suggestion, was reburied with some newspapers added.

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