Public getting 1st glimpse of Sam Adams-era time capsule

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BOSTON (AP) — The public is getting its first glimpse inside a time capsule dating to 1795 and believed placed by Samuel Adams and other Revolutionary War figures.

Officials already have a good idea of the contents, which will be displayed Tuesday evening at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

The original capsule was made of cowhide and believed to have been embedded in a cornerstone when construction on the state Capitol building began in 1795. Adams was governor at the time.

The contents were shifted to a copper box in 1855 which was unearthed last month at the Statehouse.

Officials say records and X-rays indicate the box contains old coins, documents, newspapers and a metal plate owned by Paul Revere.

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