In 2013, the Pueblo County Courthouse celebrated 100 years in it's current location. To celebrate the event, a time capsule was removed from the cornerstone in November 2013 and was unveiled at the annual Courthouse holiday lighting festival. The time capsule contained a list from various organizations during the time; including the Southern Colorado Pioneers Association, Grand Army of the Republic, The Pueblo Masonic Lodge, and various photographs and letters.
Included in the collection is a commemorative medal honoring the opening of the Colorado Mineral Palace. (To view our Colorado Mineral Palace Collection, please see our Digital Collections homepage). Also, multiple newspapers of the era were laid in the time capsule including The Pueblo Sunday Opinion, The Pueblo Labor Review, The Pueblo Post, and Amerikanski Slovenski Narod, which was a Slovene American periodical published in Pueblo Colorado, December 1908.
During 2014, The Pueblo-City County Library District displayed this collection at the Rawlings location. After, they were removed from their display cases and digitized for digital preservation at Rawlings in the Special Collections and Western Research Department. Great care was taken not to damage the items and inventory them accordingly. This historic collection is a vast undertaking and continuous project with multiple processes. Items will be continually published to this collection as the digital files become available. Please continue to check our collection to view such historic items as mentioned above.