Winchester Town Day Activities at the Sanborn House!

Join the Winchester Historical Society
For Family-Friendly Activities at the Sanborn House!

TROLLEY TOURS AT THE COMMON
Courtesy of Winchester  Savings Bank

Free tickets at the Common from 10:00 a.m.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

12:30-3:30

$5 for large/$3 for small shortcake

Biscuits from La Patisserie

FREE TOURS OF THE SANBORN HOUSE

LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES BY

Shukelele (ukulele group)

Calista Tait (harp/handpan, taiko drums)

Urban Architecture (jazz/rock band)

BEST OF “JUST A MINUTE” FILM FESTIVAL,  2015

EXHIBIT OF HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS

CRAFT ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

Ample parking at 15 High Street (next to Ambrose School) 

or take the trolley from the Common, 1:00-3:30

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WHS Program: What’s It Worth with Kerry Shives from Skinner

Bring your treasures for a fun & educational evening at the Sanborn House.

Kerry Shives, Senior Vice-President at Skinner, has over 20 years of experience as an appraiser and auctioneer in fine arts and antiques.  She will discuss and appraise up to 50 items.

Please drop off your items – maximum of 2 – by 6:45 pm

There is a $20 fee per appraisal

Refreshments will be served.  Appraisals will begin at 7:30

 

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Join Us for the Premier of “The Colonel”

Join the Winchester Historical Society
and Filmmaker Peter Engledrum for the premier of

“The Colonel” 

the story of William P. Winchester, the namesake of the Town of Winchester

Tuesday, March 29, 7:30 pm

Next Door Theater, 40 Cross Street, Winchester

The showing is free and open to the public

The film chronicles the Winchester family from the first ancestor landing in Boston in 1625 through their successful businesses, and William meeting the King of France as The Colonel.  The film was created by WinCAM producer and prize winning photographer Peter G. Engeldrum. Production took over two years from research to editing.
“With no written biography, we had to start from scratch researching William Winchester and his family” Engeldrum says. “Also, because he lived from 1801 to 1850, before the invention of photography, finding visual material for a film was a real challenge.”
“The portrait of William Parsons Winchester that emerged was of an educated and wealthy, but generous, man,”producer and director Engeldrum concluded.

Leaving some surprises for the first viewers of the film, Engeldrum asks, “But why was he called the Colonel? How did he make his money? Why did he give money to the Town of Winchester?”

A trailer of the film can be viewed at  https://imcotek.wistia.com/medias/zqpj941v2i

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