Historical Collections

The Archival Center's collections include original documents such as:

  • Artwork (drawings, prints, posters, paintings)
  • Manuscripts, typescripts
  • Maps and plans
  • Oral histories
  • Photographs, postcards, scrapbooks
  • Organizational and business records

On subjects such as:

  • Architecture including the Winchester Historical Commission’s survey of pre-1917 homes in town.
  • Biographies and family histories
  • Business and industry
  • Clubs and organizations
  • Farms and agriculture
  • Genealogy
  • Military service
  • Parks and waterways
  • Religious groups
  • Schools

Collections also include published materials about Winchester’s history.

Official Records

Official records of the Town of Winchester are under the care of the Town Clerk. Individual Town departments maintain their own records.

Artifacts & Objects

Artifacts and objects related to Winchester’s history are under the care of the Winchester Historical Society and stored in the Sanborn House.

Donations

The majority of the holdings of the Archival Center were donated by individuals, organizations, and businesses. Gifts relating to local history are gladly received, as are scanned photos or documents. To arrange donations, see the Archival Donation Form (PDF).