First Night Winchester Collection, 718 THL

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

718 THL

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.
(1 box) Last updated 03/17.

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. Events feature local entertainers in a festival atmosphere. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection and the First Night Winchester and First Night USA web sites.

CITE AS: First Night Winchester Collection 718, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.




Buttons – First Night Winchester, 4 items, folder contains the following:
                Purple Button, n. d., 1 item
                Green Button, n. d., 1 item
                2001 Button, 1 item
                2009 Button, 1 item
                2012 Button, 1 item
                2015 Button, 1 item
                2016 Button, 1 item          

General Information Sheet -- First Night Winchester, n.d., 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