2. Flushing Town Hall Time Capsule

The cornerstone for Flushing Town Hall, a site that has served as a municipal building, a bank, a library, and a Police Station, was laid in 1862. Buried inside the stone was a time capsule created by the residents of Flushing. The time capsule was discovered during renovations in 1962.

Inside the metal box there were buttons, coins, a Bible, newspaper clippings, business cards, a history of Flushing and more items. On display at this exhibition you can see a library catalog, a pen, a ticket to the Flushing – New York Express ferry, and more documents from more than 150 years ago, which are in surprisingly good condition.