WAHS membership meetings/programs are held at the Winchester town Hall and are open to the public. Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the months of April, May, June, September, October, November, and December. In addition, special events are held throughout the year.

Text Box: Cookbook Collection
The Winchester Area Historical Society library committee is asking for donations of LOCAL cookbooks that you no longer use. These books may be published by local churches, organizations, schools, or families. They are asking for books that contain names and  historical information about our four-town area.  General cookbooks are not needed.
Text Box: Everyone is welcome to attend  any of the programs.

Volunteers Needed!

Interested in local history? What about genealogy? Are you a history detective? Do you have a passion for libraries? Do you like helping people of all ages? Do you read the newspaper every day? Are you comfortable with computers? Have some spare time on your hands? The Winchester Area Historical Society Local History Center and Library is in need of volunteers to help out with many different tasks.


We have several ongoing projects including updating obituaries and cemetery records, in addition to copying VHS tapes of WAHS programs onto DVDs to name a few. Future plans include being open to accommodate families with school-age children, including families in the area who are homeschooling.


We also need help in staffing the library during open hours. Currently the library is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. No experience is necessary. We are happy to train any who are willing. Please contact us by phone at 920-836-9513, by email,, or stop at the library at 5186 County Road II in Winchester.

Text Box: Board Agenda

May Program

Krueger True Value Hardware Store

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Winchester Town Hall

7:00 p.m.  


In 1866 William Krueger and W.P. Peckham opened a store in the village of Winnebago Rapids, now Neenah. 

Their shop at 107 W. Wisconsin Ave. sold hardware, wood-burning stoves, dynamite, tin, and blacksmithing.   

Fifth-generation family owners, brothers Jim and Brian Webb are still operating what is now known as Krueger’s True Value on Winneconne Avenue  in Neenah. 

 Owners, Jim and Brian will speak about the changes that have taken place over the years.