2012 “find” at SPX flea market is “accidental time capsule”

In the summer of 2012, a local couple stumbled upon a dilapidated chest left for trash at the St. Pius X Church’s annual flea market in Chili, NY. Little did they know that inside the trunk was an accidental time capsule containing clothing, documents, pictures, and other personal effects belonging to Charles A. Ritz, which had been locked away and preserved for more than fifty years.

On Saturday, October 25 the Local History & Genealogy Department of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County will be hosting an opening reception in the Local History Main Hall, 2nd floor, Rundel Memorial Building, 115 South Avenue from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. The exhibit is titled, “Property of Charles A. Ritz: A Rochester Time Capsule.” The reception will be immediately followed by a public conversation titled, “Creating the Charles A. Ritz Exhibit,” Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor, Rundel Memorial Building.

For more information, visit http://www3.libraryweb.org/subpage.aspx?id=493914

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