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1915 Leominster Municipal Building (City Hall) Time Capsule Materials

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In a public ceremony that took place on July 11, 2015, City officials removed a 100 year-old "time capsule" from behind the cornerstone of City Hall.  The Leominster Public Library was given custody of the contents shortly thereafter.  Historical & Genealogical Collections Coordinator Jeannine Levesque completed an inventory of the items, and portions of the collection were put on display in the Library's 1st Floor display case. Because of the size of the collection, the items on display were rotated every 4-6 weeks until the entire collection had been displayed.

In order to make the collection more accessible - and to preserve the information in the collection in digital format - the Library joined the Digital Commonwealth, a non-profit collaborative with a mission to support and promote the sharing of cultural heritage collections held by Massachusetts museums, archives, historical societies, and libraries.

As a member of the Digital Commonwealth, the Library was able to apply to the Boston Public Library for no-cost digitization services, resulting in the creation of scans and digital images of nearly all of the items in the time capsule collection.  These digital files and images are now archived in the Digital Commonwealth and are freely available for viewing and use by anyone with access to a computer with an internet connection.

For additional information about the time capsule contents, please contact Jeannine Levesque, Historical & Genealogical Collections Coordinator at the Leominster Public Library at (978) 534-7522 x122 or by email.

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