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Malta Avenue School Building Renovations Reveal Time Capsule


A time capsule was found in the corner of the Chapman Street building during renovations in October 2013. The capsule was placed behind the corner stone of the building and contains several objects from November 8, 1899. Items were carefully removed and relocated to Brookside Museum for proper identification and preservation.

Items will be on display before the Board of Education meeting on November 20th, followed by a brief presentation from our partners at Brookside Museum as the meeting begins (7:00 pm in the High School Library).


Items included in a hand made copper box. ( 6 3/4" L x 4" w x 3 1/2" h )

1. Business card for David Thompson

2. Two pennies, one dated 1895

3. Ballston Spa Daily News,Wednesday, November 8, 1899

4. Daily Saratogian, Wednesday, November 8, 1899

5. Ballston Daily Journal, Wednesday, November 8, 1899

Additional information is available HERE.

A Glimpse of Victorian Ballston Spa Saratogian

Malta Avenue School Building Renovations Reveal Time Capsule -Brookside Museum

Photos fro Brookside

Ballston Spa School Renovations Reveal Time Capsule - Times Union