Historical Collections

Our collections include original documents such as:

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

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

We do not have official records of the Town of Winchester - these are under the care of the Town Clerk.

Artifacts & Objects

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


Our collections are the result of generous donations from individuals, organizations, and businesses. Gifts relating to local history are gladly received, as are electronic copies of scanned photos or documents. To arrange donations, see the Archival Donation Form (PDF).