Boston is abuzz with the removal of a time capsule from the head of a copper lion statue at the city's Old State House.

The Bostonian Society says the capsule was placed there in 1901 by the city after a wealthy Armenian immigrant funded the construction of the statues.

Historians are expecting numerous photos and news clippings, as well as a letter from a group of journalists.

The time capsule is expected to be opened the first week of October and the contents will go on display at the end of fall.

The Declaration of Independence was read from the balcony of the Old State House, which first served as the seat of British colonial government during the 18th century. It is Boston's oldest surviving public building.  (Metro News Inc.)