BALTIMORE (AP) — A 100-year-old time capsule discovered during the renovation of the original Washington Monument in Baltimore is being moved to a nearby museum.
The time capsule will be taken Wednesday from its current location behind a 1915 plaque at the monument in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood and moved to the nearby Walters Art Museum for safekeeping while restoration work continues.
Monument officials say research has found that the time capsule, a copper box, contains commemorative programs and copies of The Baltimore Sun, among other items. The box hasn't been opened, and no date has been set to open it.
Conservators from Walters will help in the eventual opening of the box because its contents may be in poor condition.
Restoration on the monument is expected to be finished in the spring.