Winchester, Virginia, Bicentennial Commission Collection



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

Winchester, Virginia, Bicentennial Commission Collection

Inventory created by Archives Staff June 1987. Last revised January 2018.

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

CREATOR: Winchester Virginia Bicentennial Commission

DATE: 1952

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains materials pertaining to the 1752 bicentennial celebration of Winchester, VA held in 1952. Included are programs, brochures, names of participants, and names of people who had been residents of the Winchester area for 50-70 years.  

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The settlement that became Winchester, VA was officially recognized and chartered in 1752 by the House of Burgesses in the Virginia legislature.  The name was changed from Fredericktown to Winchester through the influence of James Wood.

CITE AS:  Winchester Virginia Bicentennial Commission Collection, 767 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.



Brochures, programs, tickets, 5 items, printed

Correspondence and insignia, 2 leaves, 2 envelopes, printed; 4 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Fifty Years Club, folder includes the following:

     List of members, 2 leaves, typescript/manuscript

     Sample certificates, 3 leaves, printed/manuscript

     Notes and correspondence from members

     4 postcards, 2 pages, 1 leaf, manuscript

Marshall, George C. – speech, 9 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

News Articles – unnumbered, printed (photocopy)

Publicity and Souvenirs, 5 items, printed

Seventy Year Club, 1 leaf, typescript/manuscript

Stationery and envelopes, 11 leaves, 14 envelopes, printed

Winchester Bicentennial Commission – members and suggested activities, 19 leaves, typescript (photocopy), (4 with manuscript additions); 1 enveliope, typescript



Winchester Bicentennial Commission Poster 31x22 – color – 1952 – features city seal, flag, 15 historic sites and year long events.