Contents of time capsule unveiled in Ada

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

ADA, Okla. -- Construction workers in Ada came across quite a find when they discovered a time capsule buried at First Baptist Church.

The eighty-year-old copper capsule was in the cornerstone of the church building that was built back in 1927. Inside was a small bible, a copy of the Ada Evening News, the Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, and a list of church members and leaders.

One list was of a Sunday school class taught by Robert S. Kerr, who went on to become the governor of Oklahoma and a U.S. Senator.

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  • by Janet Location: Covina, California on Feb 27, 2008 at 11:26 AM
    This copper time capsule seems to have held up pretty well after all this time. It was a protected location. We don't use copper for our time capsules--we use stainless steel. But in 1987 I saw a similar copper time capsule opened, for the city of Baldwin Park, California, and its contents fared relatively well, too. I had the job of conserving the contents of this January 1929 capsule and placing them into another time capsule in 1988, along with more of the city's centennial and historical items. As I recall, there was some damage to the 2-page list of city officeholders' signatures. Because the list was stapled, the rust formed from the moisture inside the capsule ruined the signatures on the second page. Similar damage might have appeared on the Ada capsule, I can't tell from the picture. I have time capsule preservation hints and tips on the website at ( & we do sell many sizes and styles of time capsules there.
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