Archival Center


Archives Advisory Committee

Nancy Schrock, Chair
Jo-Ann Michalak

Ellen Knight, Reference Archivist

Lower Level, Town Hall
71 Mt. Vernon Street
Winchester, MA 01890

Ph: 781-721-7146


Mondays*, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. **

or by special appointment.

**NB: Hours subject to change, and the Center may be closed without prior notice due to inclement weather. 

*If Mon. is a holiday, open on Tues.


MISSION: The Archival Center collects and preserves materials that document all aspects of Winchester history and the lives of its residents; assists research into Winchester history by facilitating public access to the information contained within the collections; provides historical information to other municipal departments and town officials; and collaborates with the Public Library, Town Clerk, Historical Society, and Historical Commission in promoting community awareness and participation in documenting local history.

Please click on a picture below for an exhibit taken from our collections. To see more photographs, click on the "On-line Collection" link below the exhibit links.

WINTER 2013:  Winchester in Winter           


For a sample of pictures of old Winchester, go to the on-line catalog and click "Random Images."  If you have a topic you want to research, enter keywords in the box and click either "All Records" to get the detailed information about collections or "only records with images" if you want pictures.  Remember that only part of our holdings have been entered into our database.  Contact the Reference Archivist if you have additional questions or wish to order a higher resolution copy of a photograph.








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