Workers were carrying out the demolition of an old building on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus, when they discovered a 116-year-old time capsule. Officials said they had no record of a time capsule being concealed in the building, which was a former local YMCA.
The school said the time capsule will be turned over to the University YMCA. The capsule will be opened as part of the group's 150th celebration in the autumn
"It is one of the ways we can help preserve history. The building is no longer here. We've documented the building historically. This is a part of that building the Y can keep as far as their heritage," Dennis Craig, the school's historic preservation officer told WCIA-TV. "The Y, while they're not a part of the university directly, they've been an influence on this campus all these years, too."