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.

- 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.


All in-person programs at the Winchester Library for this summer 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.


Marge Engel a long time resident of Winchester, passed away recently. She was instrumental in organizing the Women's Civic Club, the Winchester Public Library, the Winchester Historical Society and the Memorial Gardens. She also served these organizations in numerous leadership roles. She was on the Winchester School Board when the school was here in town.

She was married to Wally Engel for almost 80 years. During their time in Winchester, Wally taught school for 45 years while they were raising three sons as well as being very active in the town activities.
Marge's family is planning a private service. A celebration of her life will be held next summer here in Winchester.

Our sincere sympathies are extended to Marge's family and many friends.

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