As Branson works to gather items for a time capsule to celebrate its centennial, the Boone County Heritage Museummarks the 100th birthday of its building by opening a time capsule placed in the cornerstone back in 1912. Heritage Museum Director Toinette Madison says a surprising number of tightly packed, well-folded documents were pulled from the time capsule, all in excellent condition…
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Madison credits the condition of the items to the placement of the copper box in a perfectly-sized, 8-by-6-by-4-inch space in the 900-pound block of Carthage marble from Missouri. The time capsule artifacts will remain on display at the Boone County Heritage Museum in Harrison, which was also presented with the deed to the former school building it began using 25 years ago.
Artifacts contained in a 100 year old time capsule are now on display at the Boone County Heritage Museum in Harrison, Arkansas. The time capsule was removed this week from the cornerstone of the former school building which houses the museum. Director Toinette Madison says her research has turned up many instances of damaged items when time capsules are opened, but in this case, the contents are in pristine condition…
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Madison says a surprising number of documents were removed from the copper box, including records of local churches, civic organizations, and a local newspaper dated April 27, 1912. The Boone County Heritage Museum now owns the 100 year old former school building which has housed its artifacts for the past 25 years. The deed was presented this week by the Harrison School District.