Welcome to our Digital Heritage collection!
The Winthrop Public Library and Museum's Digital Heritage collection presents historical photographs and printed materials, along with Winthrop High School yearbooks, relating the history of our community.
The town of Winthrop, Massachusetts is a community of 18,000 residents approximately 10 miles north of Boston. Winthrop was settled in 1630 by John Winthrop, the second governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The Deane Winthrop House, once owned by Governor Winthrop's son, is the oldest continually occupied home in the country.
Winthrop was annexed by Boston in 1632. In 1739, what are now the cities of Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop seceded from Boston to form Chelsea. In 1852, Winthrop was incorporated as a town.
Photos of a benefactor to the library. Mr. O'Brien left the Winthrop Public Library and Museum a generous donation to be used for the purchase of new books.