The mission of the Winchester Historical Society is to promote an awareness of Winchester’s rich history and share it with the community. The Society achieves its mission by collecting and preserving historic records and artifacts related to Winchester; by its educational programs, exhibitions, and publications; and through its stewardship of the Sanborn Historical and Cultural Center, which serves as the home for the Society and is open to the community for exhibits, meetings, and events.
The Winchester Historical Society is a volunteer organization of over 300 members working to promote an awareness of Winchester’s rich history and culture. Founded in 1933 as successor to the Winchester Historical and Genealogical Society which flourished from 1884 to 1898, the Society is one of the oldest historical organizations in New England. It is incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit and contributions are tax deductible.