Bay City — A time capsule buried 50 years ago has been unearthed in Bay City.

The Bay City Times reports the John F. Kennedy Peace Capsule was pulled from the ground Wednesday morning. It was buried in 1965 in front of the Bay County Building as part of the city’s centennial celebration.

Plans call for the capsule to be opened at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bay County Historical Museum. The opening is only by invitation, and those watching will wear respirators.

Many items, if they were preserved, would go on display at a sesquicentennial exhibit at the museum opening Saturday. The newspaper reports there’s little information about what might be inside the capsule.

The capsule was surrounded by water when dug up, and two books were found ruined on top of it.

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