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Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society Records

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

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


Inventory created by Archives Staff 03/81. Last revised 02/18.

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: 1.17 linear feet

CREATOR: Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society.

DATES: 1929-2015

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection contains many of the records of the Winchester – Frederick County Historical Society including quarterly newsletters, promotional items, news clippings, papers about the museums, correspondence, and the visitors’ log of George Washington’s Office Museum. 

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Winchester – Frederick County Historical Society was founded in 1930, and has had an active role in the preservation and study of the history of Winchester and Frederick County, VA ever since. The Society operates three local museums, publishes an annual journal on local history, and operates jointly with the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Capricia L. Shull, “Winchester – Frederick County Historical Society, 1930-2005,” Winchester – Frederick County Historical Society Journal, Volume XVII, 2005, pgs. 1-30.

CITE AS: Winchester – Frederick County Historical Society Records, 49 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA



BOX 1 

George Washington’s Office Museum – Visitors log, 1950-1954


George Washington’s Office Museum – Visitors log, 1955-1961


Daily Journal of Visitors and Sales 1962-1974, 48 pages bound

Weekly Record Book from opening day 8/1/1950 to 10/13/1962, includes Star article on attendance, 2 booklets – “Historic Winchester” and “The Royal Scot” (British train)

Weekly Reports 1960 season – loose in folder

Daily Visitors Log – 06/1961- 07/1963, 126 pages bound

Daily Visitors Log – 07/08/1963- 07/18/1967, 500 pages bound

BOX 3             News articles, correspondence, miscellaneous

News Articles

Abrams’ Delight – Items sold at auction, April 24-25, 1945, two leaves, manuscript, photocopy

Abram’s Delight – Museum Complex Management Plan, 2002, six leaves, typescript

Abram’s Delight -- Notebook

Correspondence – Founding of the Winchester – Frederick County Historical Society, December 1929

Correspondence – To John Steck from assorted people, 1929-1938, 24 items, typescript

The Kurtz Family and George Washington’s Office, on the 100th Anniversary of its purchase by the city of Winchester, 1908-2008, complied by Timothy French, seven leaves, typescript

WFCHS Community Service Awards – News Article, two leaves, printed, photocopy

WFCHS – Buy Historical Society Publication Button, one item

WFCHS—Newsletters, 1974, 1986, 1988, 2004-present, 17 items, printed

WFCHS – Miscellaneous Items, unnumbered leaves

WFCHS – Membership Cards, two containers, unnumbered