City of Concord Time Capsule

Time Capsule Concord Monitor Geoff Forester

Image credit: Concord Monitor/Geoff Forester

History

The Concord Historical Society’s Time Capsule Committee, chaired by Rebecca Lougee, Merrimack County Savings Bank, was charged with unearthing the 1965 Time Capsule sited at City Plaza, Downtown Concord. The 1965 Time Capsule was unearthed on June 6, 2014. Mayor Jim Bouley, Jim Milliken, Chair of the Concord Historical Society and Brent Todd, Chair of the 250 Celebration Committee lifted the time capsule, encased in a wooden box, from the ground and escorted it to Merrimack County Savings Bank where it remained for a year. The capsule was officially opened on June 7th, 2015 at the Concord City Auditorium, and was reburied on November 7th, 2015. It is scheduled to be reopened in 2065.

Contents

The contents of the 1965 Time Capsule included:

Material from Concord Residents

Evan L. Eisenhauer Letter, Medal gift to sons (image)

Evan L. Eisenhauer Photo (image)

Letter from Samuel and Lily Benton to their descendants (PDF)

Letter and envelope from Samuel and Lily Benton (PDF)

Letter from Arleine Hardy, Citizen (PDF)

Letter from Elizabeth Lynn Hoadley to her descendants (PDF)

Letter from Carl E. Nason dated July 18, 1975 (PDF)

Letter from Carl E. Nason dated July 18, 1975 accompanied by three Bicentennial coins (image)

Material from Concord & NH Associations

At the Bend in the River: Concord NH Bicentennial 1765-1965 (image)

Blazing Star Lodge, No. 11 (PDF)

Boston & Maine Railroad Waiting Room Marble Fragment, November 1959 (image)

Bow Brook Club (PDF)

Community Chest and United Fund (PDF)

Community Players of Concord (PDF)

Concord Business and Professional Women's Club (PDF)

Concord Chapter No. 5 American Gold Star Mothers (PDF)

Concord Community Concerts Association (PDF)

Concord Music Club (PDF)

Concord Unit No. 21, American Legion Auxiliary (PDF)

East Concord Woman's Club (PDF)

Epiphany Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star (PDF)

Gile Free Concerts (PDF)

Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Buyers' Guide & Membership Directory 1964 (PDF)

Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Program of Work 1965 (PDF)

Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Program of Work 1965 (PDF)

Horace Chase Lodge no. 72, 100th anniversary June 9-11, 1961 (PDF)

Horace Chase Lodge no. 72, 100th anniversary medal (image)

Horace Chase Lodge no. 72, Installation of Officers 1965 (PDF)

Ladies Auxiliary, Concord Fire Department (PDF)

League of New Hampshire Arts & Crafts (PDF)

Loyal Order of Moose Golden Anniversary Program 1963 (PDF)

Loyal Order of Moose Pamphlets (PDF)

NH Association for the Blind (PDF) (history)

NH Association for the Blind (PDF) (brochure)

NH National Guard Reunion Program (PDF)

NH Society Sons of the American Revolution (PDF)

NH Taxpayer's Federation (PDF)

Order of the Eastern Star, Priscilla Chapter, No. 51 (PDF)

Order of the Eastern Star, Priscilla Chapter, Mini-Capsule (image)

Passaconaway Club (PDF)

Quota Club (PDF)

Rainbow History Concord Assembly No. 1 (PDF)

Rumford Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (PDF)

Snow Shoe Club (PDF)

Stratford Club (PDF)

Sunset League (PDF)

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1631 (PDF)

Material from Concord City Departments

Bicentennial Bumper Sticker (image)

Bicentennial Celebration Invitation (PDF)

Bicentennial Souvenir Book (PDF)

Bicentennial Wooden Nickels (image)

Douglas W. Everett Ice Skating Arena (PDF)

Key to the City of Portsmouth (image)

Key to the City of Portsmouth (PDF) (description)

Microfilm of Bicentennial Publicity (image)

Parks and Recreation Department (PDF)

Proclamation (PDF)

Proclamation (image)

Remarks by Mayor Charles C. Davie, August 20, 1965 (PDF)

Time Capsule (image)

Wood fragment from the State House Dome, February 10, 1910 (image)

Material from Concord Companies

Abbot-Downing Co. (PDF)

E. Cohen Steel Co. (PDF)

Concord Daily Monitor Bicentennial edition August 3, 1965 (image)

Concord Evening Monitor, Woman's edition, May 30, 1896 (image)

Concord Lumber Co. (PDF)

Concord National Bank, Celebrating 100 years of community banking (PDF)

Concord's Suburban Weekly August 13, 1965 (PDF)

Concord's Suburban Weekly August 13, 1965 (PDF)

Johns and Johns Contractors (photo with names)

Merrimack Farmers' Exchange, Inc. (PDF)

New Hampshire State Employee's Federal Credit Union (PDF)

Page Belting (PDF)

Page Belting Leather Artifact (image)

John Swenson Granite Co. (PDF)

Material from Religious Organizations

Advent Christian Church (PDF)

Catholic Daughters of America, Court Margaret K. Desmond, No. 167 (PDF)

Church of Christ (PDF)

Immanuel Community Church (PDF)

Mary Baker Eddy, Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science (PDF)

Salvation Army (PDF)

Serra Club (PDF)

Seventh Day Adventist Church (PDF)

South Congregational Church (PDF)

St. Peter's Holy Name Society (PDF)

Temple Beth Jacob (PDF)

Unitarian Church (PDF)

United Baptist Church (PDF)

United Church of Christ, Penacook (PDF)

White Memorial Universalist Church (PDF)

Material for World Events

Boston Globe Magazine, August 8, 1965 (image)

Eulogy to President John F. Kennedy (PDF)

Viewing

Material from the 1965 Time Capsule has been placed in archival boxes, and is now part of the Concord Room collection. Two items (the wood fragment from the 1910 State House Dome and the marble fragment from the 1959 Boston & Maine Railroad waiting room) were placed in the 2065 Time Capsule which was reburied on November 7th, 2015.