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American School For The Deaf Opens 1920 Time Capsule

April 16, 2015 in Community News

 

 

Suzanne Carlson
April 11,2015

WEST HARTFORD — Newspapers, coins, and documents buried in a time capsule at the American School for the Deaf saw the light of day for the first time in 95 years Friday.

“I’m speechless, honestly. It represents another historic milestone for the school,” said Executive Director Jeffrey Bravin.

Bravin said the faculty who buried the capsule in 1920 had hoped the school would continue for 100 years, and “I hope we’ll continue for another 100 years and history will repeat itself.”

Bravin and several students removed the items from the metal time capsule in front of a crowd of about 200 staff, students, and alumni at a celebration of the school’s Founders’ Day. The capsule was buried under a cornerstone of Gallaudet Hall during its construction. The new, cutting-edge Gallaudet-Clerc Education Center was built in 2013 and the aging 170,000-square-foot Gallaudet Hall was torn down in 2014. The capsule was uncovered on March 5.

The first item to emerge was a copy

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