1901 Boston time capsule unearthed — last October

Photograph of the 1901 time capsule recently found outside the Boston State House. (Photo: Bostonian Society/AP)

Photograph of the 1901 time capsule recently found outside the Boston State House. (Photo: Bostonian Society/AP)

At the risk of sharing old news, while taking a break from drafting The Chronicles of Ebenezer Rabbit this week, I stumbled across an article describing the contents of a 113-year shoebox-sized time capsule unearthed outside the Boston State House back in October. The capsule included a nail from the Old South Church roof, a bit of wood from a lion statue, and of course, photographs in pristine condition of several city and state elected officials from the time. It also contained several letters, which the Bostonian Society had not yet steamed open to read.

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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