Oct 23, 2015 4:42 PM
Old time capsule unexpectedly found at Lebanon's city hall
The Associated Press
LEBANON — Workers repairing the front steps of a New Hampshire city hall unearthed an unexpected find— a time capsule believed to have been buried more than a half-century ago.
The Valley News reports the "capsule," which actually is an old brown whiskey jug, will be publicly opened on Nov. 4 before a Lebanon city council meeting.
Officials say the capsule appears to hold a coin and a rolled-up newspaper.
Lebanon City Historian Ed Ashey says he hopes the capsule dates back to 1924, when Lebanon erected its city hall building, but agrees it's unlikely that someone would have a whiskey bottle to bury during Prohibition.
Dates aren't visible on the newspaper clippings, but city officials believe the capsule could've been placed during a renovation of the city hall's steps in 1941.