Items of 100-year-old time capsule revealed

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans got a blast from the past Monday morning.

Members of Oklahoma City’s First Lutheran Church opened a time capsule that had been buried in the church basement 100 years ago.

It was buried on April 22, 1913.

“This is an amazing day for the congregation and the citizens of Oklahoma City,” Mayor Mick Cornett said.

It showed a glimpse into the past.

The contents of the chest were opened and displayed for the first time since the early 1900s.

It contained things like Native American relics, art, fashion and Oklahoma history.

All had been tucked away and preserved for the future.

Nancy Schwab brought her kids to see the time capsule; a way to make history come alive for them.

“We love history, it’s one of our favorite subjects.” Schwab said. “When we heard about a century chest being opened, we just couldn’t pass that up.”

“Things like a woman’s dress, a telephone, a brand new pair of shoes still in the box, things from every-day life that I think we think are a wonderful glimpse of that day and age,” Mayor Cornett said.

The time capsule gathered people from all over the state for one common interest.

Michelle Edstrom stopped by simply out of curiosity.

“You know, I was just interested in seeing what someone would have packed 100 years ago for us to see today,” Edstrom said. “What they thought would be interesting to us and important.”

All the items in the time capsule will be displayed at the Oklahoma History Center later this year.

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