September Program: A History of Wright-Locke Farm

Wright-Locke Farm’s History, Beginning to End

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Wednesday, September 17

7 pm

at Wright-Locke Farm
78 Ridge Street


This program promises to be interesting as well as entertaining.  Susan Keats will take us through the early days of the history of the farm, from the Puritans’ first discovery of the lush forest, Philomen Wright’s ownership and trips to Canada, and finally, acquisition by the Locke family.


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October Program: Betty Medsger at the Winchester Public Library

The Winchester Historical Society and the Friends of the Library
Present their 
5th Annual Collaborative Program:


The Burglary:  The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI

by Betty Medsger, investigative reporter and photographer

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Winchester Public Library

The never-before-told story of the history-changing break-in at the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, by a group of unlikely activists—quiet, ordinary, hardworking Americans—that made clear the shocking truth and confirmed what some had long suspected, that J. Edgar Hoover had created and was operating, in violation of the U.S. Constitution, his own shadow Bureau of Investigation.


This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Winchester Public Library, the John & Mary Murphy Educational Foundation and the Winchester Historical Society.


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Host Your Event at Sanborn House

Planning a fall function or holiday celebration?
Sanborn House is the perfect place to host an intimate and elegant affair!
 We are now booking through the New Year.
Check our Events Calendar for date availability and
contact us to begin planning an occasion everyone will enjoy and remember!

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Organizations Supporting the Sanborn House and Winchester Historical Society Programs

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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