Inside CHOC’s 1964 Time Capsule

Did you know that CHOC Children’s staff created a time capsule before the hospital opened?

Memorabilia from the hospital’s ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 22, 1964 was collected for future viewing. Those items, along with some materials commemorating CHOC’s opening day about a week later were placed in a tin box and set into a cornerstone of adjacent St. Joseph Hospital almost 50 years ago.

Eventually, the treasure trove was unearthed. Its contents provide a glimpse into CHOC’s early days, and are displayed today inside the hospital for posterity. Here’s a look at some of the items:








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