This story is somewhat old, but it’s really quite fascinating if you missed it the first time around. In 2014, historians opened a time capsule from 1914, created by Wall Street businessmen. Among the capsule’s contents were old newspapers, medals, documents — one which dates back to the Revolutionary War — and a telegram from New York’s Governor at the time, Martin Glynn, which read, “May every problem which now engages the attention of New York have found a solution.”
The time capusle was originally supposed to be opened in 1974, but was simply forgotten about in a storage unit. When historians found it in the late 90s, they decided to wait until the 100th anniversary to open it. The time capsule was repack and resealed, along with a new time capsule created by local high schoolers, with instructions to be reopened in 2074. Among the items included in the new time capsule are a bottle of Purell hand sanitizer, an Amazon Kindle, and a copy of The Economist, as a nod to the original creators. What would you include in a time capsule?