Deadline to submit items for Virginia’s new time capsule approaching

Virginia News

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — In June, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced he has plans to replace a 134-year-old time capsule that is sealed in the pedestal foundation of the Robert E. Lee Monument in Richmond.

Northam is asking people to donate items that “represent the Commonwealth of today.” The deadline to submit objects for the time capsule is Tuesday, July 20. Those interested need to fill out this questionnaire

The governor plans to install the capsule when the Lee statue is removed. At this time, the state has not been given definitive permission to remove the statue.

After the submission deadline, items will be reviewed by a panel. Selected items will be collected by the Governor’s Office, placed in a new time capsule and stored by the Department of Historic Resources until the time capsule is installed.

If you have any questions, you are asked to contact Tori Feyrer at

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