The Complete List of Artifacts in Our Time Capsule

The Original Time Capsule Artifacts, 1896:

1. B&T Articles of Incorporation

2. The Original B&T beer recipe

3. The Gun, thought to be a celebrated piece owned by Aloysius P. Thompson as he traveled West, and later used by Richard Thompson in the murder of Rhys Bramblethorpe’s chambermaid

4.  Water from the Thakiwaki River

5.  A Hand-beaded collar by Kowani of the Thakiwaki tribe

6. The Pen used to sign the B&T Articles of Incorporation

7. A commemorative railroad spike from the newly completed train tracks

8. A Civil War medal bestowed upon an unknown Beertonian

9. A Photo of The B&T Brewery

10. A Quaich for beer tasting from the Daughters of Ninkasi

11.Fassbinder Family Bible, that includes the births, deaths and marriages of the Fassbinder family

12. The Brewers’ Guild donation to the Beertown Improvement Society

13. A Bottle of ingredients for Beertown Beer

1904:

Removed:

1. Richard Thompson’s gun, used in the murder of 1893

2. The bottle of ingredients, which had spoiled in the Time Capsule

Added:

1. Aloysius P. Thompson’s suicide note, thought better to tell the story of the events of 1896.

2. A sack of dried hops, to replace the spoiled bottle of ingredients

1908, after the Great Thakiwaki Flood

Removed:

1. Picture of B&T Brewery (damaged in flood)

Added:

1. A Commemorative growler for President Teddy Roosevelt’s visit to Beertown

1911, the 1st Quinquennial

Articles of Interment establish Four Eternal Artifacts and 9 Ephemeral Artifacts.

The Beer Recipe, the Thakiwaki Necklace, Water from the Thakiwaki River, and the Suicide note of Aloysius P. Thompson** are established as  Eternal Artifacts.

Voted Out:

1. Brewers’ Guild donation

Voted in:

1. Bronwyn Bramblethorpe’s sewing machine, used to sew the first Beertown flag

1916, the 2nd Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. The B&T articles of incorporation

Voted in:

1. A Stereoscope and fourteen photos of Beertown’s first citizens

** by 9/10ths majority vote (as dictated in the Articles of Interment), the Citizens elect to add the Fassbinder Family Bible to the Eternals, and to remove the Suicide note of Aloysius P. Thompson.

1921, the 3rd Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. A Quaich for beer tasting from the Daughters of Ninkasi

2. The Pen used to sign the B&T articles of incorporation

Voted in:

1. A Ceremonial Mallet and scoop from the Daughters of Ninkasi

2. A Gas mask commemorating those lost in World War I

1926, the 4th Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. A commemorative spike from the railroad tracks newly completed at the original Time Capsule’s interment

Voted in:

1. A Bottle of malt syrup (sold legally by B&T Brewery during Prohibition)

1931, the 5th Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. A Bottle of malt syrup

Voted in:

1. The License plate from a mysterious rumrunner car that crashed into the Brewery shortly after Prohibition began

1936, the 6th Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. A Sack of dried hops

2. A Civil War medal bestowed on an unknown Beertonian.

Voted in:

1. The First can of Beer produced by B&T after the lifting of Prohibition

2. The Pen used to sign the B&T Articles of Incorporation and later used for the “Beertown” brewery name change ceremony in 1936

1941: No ceremony due to WWII.

1946, the 7th Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. The Pen used to sign The Articles of Incorporation and later for the Beertown name change ceremony

Voted in:

1. Richard Thompson’s gun, used in the murder of 1893

1951, the 8th Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. A Gas mask commemorating those lost in World War I

2. Richard Thompson’s gun used in the 1893 murder

3. The First can of Beer produced by B&T after the lifting of Prohibition

Voted in:

1. The First edition of The Beertown Bugle 

2. Appleseeds given to Fred Soch’s grandmother, Eloise, as a wedding gift

3. A Mysterious Bottle of smoke that Appeared after the Railyards Fire of 1949

1956, the 9th Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. A Mysterious Bottle of smoke that Appeared after the Railyards Fire of 1949

Voted in:

1. A Daughters of Ninaski pie tin

1961, the 10th Quinquennial

No Change

 

 

1966, the 11th Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. Appleseeds given to Fred Soch’s grandmother, Eloise, as a wedding gift

2. A Ceremonial Mallet and scoop from the Daughters of Ninkasi

Voted in:

1. A Photo of the first graduating class of Thompson High (class of ’63).

2. First edition of The Quaff, Thompson High’s school paper.

1971, the 12th Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. A First edition of The Quaff,  the Thompson High School Newspaper

2. The First edition of The Bugle.

Voted in:

1. An RFK campaign button worn by Fred Soch as an aide to Senator Kennedy

2. Richard Thompson’s gun used in the 1893 murder

1976, the 13th Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. A Photo of The Thompson High Class of ’63.

Voted in:

1. A brick from Washington & Son’s Drug Store

1981, the 14th Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. Richard Thompson’s gun used in the 1893 murder

Voted In:

1. A campaign button from Fred Soch’s first campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives.

1986, the 15th Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. An RFK campaign button worn by Fred Soch

2. Bronwyn Bramblethorpe’s sewing machine

Voted in:

1. A Photo of Ada Dot Beckner with Rock Hudson

2. Plans for a Town Mural commemorating Beertown’s part in funding aid to Africa in donations to “We Are the World” and “Live Aid.” (Mural not completed due to lack of support for zoning changes for public art.)

1991, the 16th Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. A Photo of Ada Dot Beckner with Rock Hudson

2. The Plans for Beertown’s mural commemorating aid to Africa.

Voted in:

1. Sack of pink slips remaining employees of the brewery.

2. Thompson High School Athletics Banner

1996, the 17th Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. The Commemorative growler from Theodore Roosevelt’s visit to Beertown.

Voted in:

1.The last bottle of B&T Beer off the Brewery’s assembly line before it closed.

2001, the 18th Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. The last bottle of B&T Beer off the Brewery’s assembly line before it closed.

Voted in:

1. A Beertown Volunteer Firemen’s Guild fundraiser flyer for the 9/11 Firemen’s Fund.

2006, the 19th Quinquennial

Voted out:

1. A Beertown Volunteer Firemen’s Guild fundraiser flyer for the 9/11 Firemen’s Fund.

Voted in:

1. The Original 8mm Projector from the Beertown Movie Theatre

2011, the 20th Quinquennial

Voted out: 

1. The Original 8mm Projector from the Beertown Movie Theatre

Voted in:

1. A baseball signed by President Barak Obama

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