OTTUMWA, IA – Ottumwa Regional Health Center has loaned the Wapello County Historical Museum the time capsule contents and artifacts from the St. Joseph Hospital.

Suzie Wood, Executive Director of Development at Ottumwa Regional Health Center states, “We wanted the general public to have a look at all the items since this hospital was such an important part of many people’s lives.”

Phyllis Dean, Wapello County Historical Society Treasurer, says, “We are honored to have these precious artifacts available to the City of Ottumwa”.

The time capsule items will remain on display until December 1, 2012 after which they will be placed in a permanent display case at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.