WAMPSVILLE — A time capsule set in the cornerstone of the Madison County Courthouse in 1909 was removed Monday and its unveiling was viewed by dozens in person and upwards of 400 people via a Facebook Live event.
County officials previously knew the time capsule was placed in the cornerstone of the courthouse on Jan. 7, 1909, and was said to be filled with photos, Masonic papers, newspapers, programs, coins and other artifacts.
And officials found just that on Monday; however, slightly damp.
There was evidence of moisture in the roughly one-foot-square sealed metal box, county officials said.
Since last year, the courthouse, which was built in 1910, has been undergoing a $15 million renovation project to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act among other improvements. Court operations have temporarily been moved to another facility in the Kenwood section of Oneida and are expected to return to Wampsville in the spring of 2019 to improvements that include a new grand jury space, two new elevators and renovated Family Court space.
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