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First Night Winchester Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

718 THL 

Finding aid created by Archives Staff on 01/1988. Last Revised 01/2022. 

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 

DATES: 1987-2017 

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The First Night Winchester 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 held every New Year’s Eve. First Night Winchester is a member of First Night USA, an organization founded in Boston, MA in 1976 and dedicated to organizing First Night celebrations.

CITE AS: First Night Winchester Collection, 718 THL, 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, printed 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 copy
2015 program, 4 pages, printed, 1 copy
2016 program, 4 pages, printed, 1 copy
2017 program, 4 pages, printed, 1 copy
2022 program, 2 pages, printed, 1 copy

First Night Winchester Volunteer Instruction Sheet, 1 page, typescript