Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park Time Capsule Contents Conserved

The contents of the time capsule found on the grounds of Bidwell Mansion State Park will be available for public viewing beginning March 5. The time capsule was discovered under the historical monument at Sol-wil-le-no Avenue and Esplanade during construction work. Copies of the pages will be available for the public to look through during regular Visitor Center hours – Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The conservation process included humidifying rolled paper, lifting each page and lining with Japanese tissue and wheat starch paste and placing each page into Mylar sleeves for protection.