History of Winchester in Films and Video

This page has video recordings and digital films of historical events and stories of the history of Winchester Massachusetts.

To view a film, just click on the arrow in the center of the frame. To see the film full screen, click on the far right little rectangle on the control bar at the bottom. Mouse over the bottom of the frame if the control bar is not visible.

The Colonel (50 minutes)

The Colonel is the story of the namesake of the Town of Winchester Massachusetts, Lt. Col. William Parsons Winchester.

The Dream (46 minutes)

In 2006 The Winchester Historical Society obtained a long term lease on the Sanborn House from the Town of Winchester. The story of getting the lease, which took six years, is told by two Historical Society Past-Presidents, Carol K. Keller and Gail Sjo.


Winchester’s 150th Anniversary Ceremony (33 minutes)

Winchester Massachusetts celebrated in 150th Anniversary in 2000. The ceremony, held next to Town Hall, included dedication of the Town Flag, Winchester History sign, historic map, and burying of a time capsule.

Winchester Center National Register District (23 minutes)

In 1987 Winchester’s town center was placed on the National Register. The film is a tour of this historic district.

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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