Society Announces 2016 Programs

The Winchester Historical Society announces the following programs scheduled for 2016:

Wednesday, February 24, 7:30 pm at Town Hall:  Research your Winchester Home
Snow Date:  March 2nd

Thursday, March 10, 7:00 pm at the Sanborn House:  Religious Realities with Vincent Lawrence Dixon

Saturday, March 19:  Winchester Historical Society celebrates 10 years as caretakers of the Sanborn House!

Tuesday, April 5, 7:00 pm at the Sanborn House:  What’s It Worth with Skinner Auctioneers

Saturday, June 4 at the Sanborn House: Winchester Town Day activities with Strawberry Festival, Children’s Crafts and House Tours

More details on these programs and events coming soon!

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WHS Annual Meeting Presentation: 500 Sheets

WHS Postcard -2015-11 - Front

In Honor of Veteran’s Day and the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II, the Society presents the true story of a Winchester War Hero, Lt. Col. John Hanlon, whose promise made during the war to a group of Belgian villagers and the way that promise was kept with the help of his hometown captured the attention of people across the country as a story of remarkable integrity, which is still remembered in Belgium.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Refreshments:  7:00 pm
Program:  7:30 pm

This Program is Free and Open to Public

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Join Us for a Walking Tour of Haywardville!

In May, Ryan Hayward presented a slide show on Haywardville at the Sanborn House.   Please join us for Part 2 of this series on Haywardville.

October 3, 2015, Saturday
10 AM to 12 Noon
A Walking Tour of the Fells 

The Peopling of the Place Called Haywardville

Join historian Ryan Hayward of the Preservation Collaborative, ( and DCR archaeologist Ellen Berkland for a walking tour of this cultural and environmental gem owned by the Commonwealth. Walk back in time and learn about the land-use history of this area beginning thousands of years ago with the First People, and ending with the “Industrial Eden” of the mill town Haywardville.

This event is free.  This walk will involve navigating some steep and possibly wet terrain.  Please wear appropriate footwear and bring water.

Meet at 10AM and park at 4 Woodland Road, Stoneham, MA.

Weather dependent: Rain cancels.

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Featured Publication

Wright-Locke Farm: A History in Pictures
by Ellen Knight

Look into the history of the Wright-Locke farm in a new 16-page booklet titled Wright-Locke Farm: A History in Pictures. Read More.

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