Winchester History Links & Guides

Help With Research

Online History 

Winchester History Online offers 

  • A quick summary of key events
  • Overview histories of broad subject areas, with links to focus articles, and 
  • A variety of in-depth articles about specific topics, linked to the themes and also accessible through the subject index.

Legacy Winchester

The Legacy Winchester Project seeks both to preserve and to make readily available the electronically/digitally recorded history of Winchester. At the moment the focus is on video/film only. The posted collection to date (June 2020) includes 26 videos of various elements of Winchester culture and history from 1984 to the present. More should be added as time goes on.

Publications in Print

History of Winchester by Chapman and Stone

This 2-volume set contains (vol. 1) the history of the town up to 1936, written by Henry Smith Chapman, and (vol. 2) the town’s history from the end of World War I up to 1975 by Bruce Winchester Stone. It is still in print and under copyright by the town. Copies may be purchased from the Winchester Public Library or from Book Ends. Permission to reproduce the work or sections thereof must be obtained by writing to the Board of Selectmen.

Guides to Place Names & Memorials


Historic Houses / Sites