Shelbyville Daily Union

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January 2, 2009

Church Accidentally Finds 96-Year-Old Time Capsule

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Inside the church, the contents were carefully removed and placed on a table in front of the congregation. The church treasures were passed to liturgist Ray Bunyard who described the documents and held up each item for everyone to see.

Some of the items were:

1. Windsor Gazette newspaper dated July 27, 1911

2. List of the members of Windsor Station Methodist Church

3. Christian Advocate magazine dated July 10, 1912

4. Three Lincoln head pennies from 1906-1911

5. Indian head cent with wheat wreath on one side

6. Methodist Hymnal

7. Methodist yearbook

10. Methodist Discipline- rules for the church

11. Photos of the proposed church and the original church

12. Brief church history

13. Sunday School Scholars KJV Bible



As a historical perspective, 1912 was also the year that the ocean liner RMS Titanic left Southampton, England on her maiden voyage for New York City. US Marines landed in Cuba. Tiger Stadium opened in Detroit, Fenway Park opened as the home of the Boston Red Sox and Democratic challenger Woodrow Wilson won big over Republican incumbent William Howard Taft.

Underneath the time capsule was a list of all the tradesmen who built the church—foremen, carpenters, laborers, and even the water boy. “It was a little bit damaged since it was not inside the capsule, but still legible. The objects inside were probably just about like when they put them in there,” added Gilbert.

Gilbert also said there had been some talk about making another time capsule.

“I guess we plan to put in another one, maybe into the elevator wall. Maybe this time there will be a record of us doing it.”

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