Campaign for the Sandy Rodgers Tapes

Take a look through a window of time and see an episode of "Focus on Winchester", a local Public Access TV show produced in 1990 by Sandy Rodgers.

Help save these programs.  They were recorded on an obsolete cartridge format, and require specialized hardware to convert them to modern video standards.  Over 30 programs are part of this collection, and the estimated cost to convert them is $60 apiece, or $1,800. Some require additional restoration; for example, removing some mold.

The budget to convert the format is $2,000.00, and any contribution you make will help in this project.   Donate to Legacy Winchester here.  We are a project of the Winchester Historical Society, a 501(c)3 organization, so your donation is tax deductible.

If you are interested in helping with the Legacy Winchester project, Please click here. We welcome people interested in archiving (policy and practice), Omeka S software, video processing, auto voice to text transcription, and many other areas.  

Another series of local TV programs come from Allan Eyden who hosted News 19, a hour long local Winchester news program.  An example of that from April 1984 reports when the brick sidewalks were added to downtown Winchester. 

Thank you for your support!

Note: if you didn't already know, Sandy was a big contributor to many aspects of the life of the town of Winchester, and the island behind the library is named in her honor - Sandy's Island.