What Was Preserved For Over 100 Years In This Oklahoma Chest Will Leave You In Awe

On April 22, 1913, in the basement of the First English Lutheran Church in Oklahoma City, a “Century Chest” was buried with a group of witnesses standing by, including Governor Lee Cruce and other highly regarded Oklahoma residents. The church guarded the buried chest for a century and in 2013 partnered with the Oklahoma Historical Society to dig it up and preserve the contents in the chest for future generations. An exhibit entitled “Oklahoma Century Chest: On Behalf of the Pioneers” is currently on display at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.

You can visit the exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center at 800 Nazi Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. Museum hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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