Behold the mystery

Time capsule contents will be displayed

The wait is over for those who’ve wondered about the contents of a nearly 90-year-old time capsule found on the grounds of Bidwell Mansion in November 2014.

Beginning Saturday (March 5), copies of the capsule’s contents will be displayed at the Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park’s Visitor Center, according to a press release. The small metal box was found beneath a monument to John Bidwell and the Oregon Trail, and a public opening the following month revealed decaying paper scrolls that State Parks staff determined were too fragile to disturb without expert handling.

The rolls are not treasure maps or scandalous confessions, but a list of names of community members who donated to build the monument in 1925.