Time capsule at Hale Memorial Church to be opened Sept. 20

Hale Memorial Church
Hale Memorial Church(25 News Now/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 1:48 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - A time capsule located in the cornerstone of Hale Memorial Church is set to be opened Tuesday.

The KDB Group says the capsule was found during demolition - put in place by Bishop Ninde and other dignitaries on September 20, 1900.

The capsule is believed to hold a Holy Bible and other documents that date back 150 years to the original Hale Chapel that stood on the property in 1868,

Demolition on the former church began in August due to the state of disrepair.

The church was bought by KDB Group in 2021 with the intent to restore it.

The KDB Group says the opening will happen at the Scottish Rite Theatre at 1 p.m. tomorrow.