Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A100-Year-Old Time Capsule Mystery Solved!

Lisa Saunders, Public Relations Chairmen
Anna Warner Bailey Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution

One Hundred-Year-Old Time Capsule Mystery To Be Solved

Anna Warner Bailey Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, Hosts Public Reception to Celebrate


Reception at Groton Congregational Church free and open to the public


Groton, CT—After 100 years, the mysterious contents of a time capsule held at the Fort Griswold Monument House will be revealed at the meeting of the Anna Warner Bailey Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), on the anniversary of the Battle of Groton Heights, September 6, 2014. The public is invited to view its contents at the following reception held at Groton Congregational Church: 


Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1 p.m.

Groton Congregational Church

62 Monument Street, Groton, CT

Light refreshments


A public reception will be held following the Anna Warner Bailey Chapter 10:30 a.m. business meeting and invitation-only opening of their 100-year-old time capsule. The “Time Capsule,” a soldered shut tin case placed in a wooden box, was mailed from Zurich, Switzerland, 100 years ago by Anna Warner Bailey Chapter founder, Abby Day Slocomb. A letter from a U.S. Special Commissioner dated March 1, 1915, stated that the “package is to be passed at the port of arrival without examination of its contents, and WITHOUT DESTRUCTION OF THE INNER METAL CASE.”


For more information, contact Mrs. Janet F. Purinton, Regent of Anna Warner Bailey Chapter, CTDAR, at: (860) 572-8780,



Chapter meetings/luncheons are 2nd Thursday of Oct-Dec, Mar - Jun, 11 a.m. September meetings held on the 6th to commemorate Battle of Groton Heights.


Mission of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution: to perpetuate the memory and the spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; to promote the development of an enlightened public opinion, and to foster patriotic citizenship.


Any woman is eligible for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution who is not less than 18 years old and who is descended from a patriot of the American Revolution.


Mystic River Press | Mystic, CT | Time capsule from 1914 a ...

  • No comments: