Archival Center


Research Assistance

  • For help with your questions, ask the Archivist or try Winchester history links to get to the right department for answers, whether it's birth certificates, cemetery records, or something else.

Winchester Archives Online Catalog

Would you like to know about Winchester’s history? Check out the Archival Center’s online catalog where you can search for specific names, addresses, or topics. Or click Explore by Image and see a random sample of images. Since the catalog is a work in progress, please contact the Reference Archivist with any additional questions. Also, please contact the Archivist with requests for higher resolution copies of our photographs. 

Archives Exhibit

Visitors to Town Hall may view a changing exhibit of selected items from our collection on display outside the Town Clerk's office and also see changing news and views from the Archival Center on our bulletin board located outside the Center.


Collect and preserve materials that document all aspects of Winchester history and the lives of its residents

Assist research into Winchester history by facilitating public access to the information contained within the collections

Provide historical information to other municipal departments and town officials

Collaborate with the public library, Town Clerk, Historical Society, and Historical Commission in promoting community awareness and participation in documenting local history

Archives Advisory Committee

  • Nancy Schrock, Chair
  • Jo-Ann Michalak