COVID-19 Update : July 8

The Town Board did not open the public buildings in Winchester - Town Hall and Library - at their recent meeting. Therefore, Curbside service will continue at the Winchester Library until further notice. To reserve a book or DVD, call the Library at 715-686-2926 or email Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. 

We strive to provide the community with information in a variety of formats

as well as educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities.


Winchester History

Photos, Artifacts, and more...

Winchester History pictures, artifacts, newspaper articles etc. are available during regular Winchester Library hours when the building is open.
Additional historical information is available on and our Facebook page. A docent is available on Thursday from 10-3 to guide you around our exhibit.  History work sessions are announced sporadically on this Library website. Questions, please  contact the Winchester Public Library at 715-686-2926.


Our sympathies to the families and friends of these Winchester residents who recently passed away:

  • Eunice Backlund
  • Marie Behnke
  • June Duranso
  • Bill Heins
  • Eugene Schellinger

All in-person programs at the Winchester Library have been cancelled. This includes all children’s programs, adult programs, Book Club. Book Sale, Cooking demonstrations and Vilas County Elder Specialist visits. Thank you for your understanding in this difficult time. Stay well and healthy.

- History of Winchester -

Jim Bokern, President of the Manitowish Waters Historical Society, made a great presentation about the History of Winchester for the Library, in lieu of his in-person presentation. It is about a hour long, but only begins to scratch the surface of Winchester's history.

- Loons on Adelaide Lake -

Licia Johnson of the North Lakeland Discovery Center gives a talk on Loons.

- Mary Lake State Nature Area -

We went out with the staff from the DNR Trout Lake Station. We learned about electricity and microbes, fresh water sponges and why Mary lake, right here in Winchester, is one of the most unique natural lakes in Wisconsin.

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