Heather South along with city of Asheville workers and officials unearth the time capsule from the Vance Monument.

Contents of the Vance Monument 1897 Time Capsule

Heather South, NC Department of Cultural Resources
Masonic stone covering the time capsule.
Time capsule under the Vance Monument.
Asheville Population, 1897
 Asheville City Officials, 1894
Silver coins found in the time capsule.
Asheville’s daily and weekly newspapers, 1897
The Colored Enterprise
Between the Devil and the Deep Sea
Asheville College Monthly newsletter, 1897
Masonic documents
Masonic booklet, 1897
Honor Roll from local schools, 1897
Heather South, NC Department of Cultural Resources
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Heather South along with city of Asheville workers and officials unearth the time capsule from the Vance Monument.

Heather South of the North Carolina State Archives, along with city of Asheville workers and officials, unearthed a time capsule from the Vance Monument that had been sealed since 1897. South said she was amazed at the condition of the materials inside. Archivists have dried the contents and are working to stabilize and preserve the brittle, ancient pages.

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