MSU Moorhead stumbles upon 1915 time capsule, opens it today


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What’s in that time capsule?

At 12:45 p.m. today, officials at MSU Moorhead will open a time capsule that workers ran across while renovating Lommen Hall.

They “unexpectedly came across the corner stone for Weld Hall—the two buildings are joined. Within the stone was a time capsule in the form of a large sheet metal box.”

Construction on Weld Hall began in 1915 and finished in 1916, a university official said.

“What we’re really looking forward to is whether there’s a personal message from Frank Weld, the second president” of the university — and the man after whom the building was named, said MSU Moorhead spokesman Doug Hamilton.

I’ve got a call in to see what information and photos I can get after it’s opened.