Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
Finding aid created by Archives Staff on 01/88. Last Revised 06/17.
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS:Collection is open to all researchers.
USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.
EXTENT: 0.21 linear feet
SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains a brief history, general information, volunteer instructions, several brochures and programs, and buttons for First Night Winchester, an annual event in Old Town Winchester on New Year’s Eve.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Founded by Kathy Nerangis in 1986, First Night Winchester in an annual event on the Old Town Walking Mall every New Year’s Eve. First Night Winchester is a dues paying member of First Night USA, an organization founded in Boston, MA in 1976. Both organizations are committed to putting on a celebration that brings families and friends together in an alcohol-free environment.
CITE AS: First Night Winchester Collection 718, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
Buttons – First Night Winchester, 12 items, folder contains the following:
Purple Button, n. d., 1 item
Green Button, n. d., 1 item
2009 Button, 1 item
2001 Button, 1 item
2012 Button, 1 item
2014 Button, 2 items
2015 Button, 3 items
2016 Button, 1 item
General Information Sheet -- First Night Winchester, 1987, 1 leaf, typescript
History – First Night Winchester, 2012, from website, 1 leaf, printed
News Clippings – First Night Winchester, unnumbered leaves, printed
Programs – First Night Winchester, 12 items, printed, folder contains the following:
No date, 2 copies
1989 program, 8 pages, printed, 2 copies
1991 program, 10 pages, printed, 2 copies
1992 program with button, 8 pages, printed, 1 copy
1994 program, 10 pages, printed, 2 copies
2000 program, 10 pages, printed, 1 copy
2011 brochure, 4 pages, printed, 1 item
2015 program, 4 pages, printed, 1 item
2016 program, 4 pages, printed, 1 item
2017 program, 4 pages, printed, 1 item
First Night Winchester Volunteer Instruction Sheet, 1 page, typescript