Winchester Old Town Hall
Built in 1904 for $5,000, Winchester’s Old Town Hall has gone through many changes. From 1906 to 1961, it was the village library. During the 1920s, it showcased movies, plays, and concerts. Local dances were held upstairs. For 65 years, the Old Town Hall acted as Winchester’s local jail, and visitors can still see evidence of jail cells in the form of bars on windows and original cell doors. From 1970 to 1980, the Ontario Provincial Police made their headquarters there. Now, the Old Town Hall is home to the Dundas County Players theatre group, who have been entertaining the community with plays, cabarets, and dinner theatre since 1996. True to its history of versatility, the Old Town Hall doesn’t just serve this one purpose. It also accommodates the North Dundas Movie Committee and the North Dundas Arts Council’s weekly open mic nights. The Old Town Hall has been host to many other community events like concerts, book and CD release parties, and weddings. The centre is also the perfect venue for meetings and presentations.
Fred Penner will perform an adult’s show at the Winchester Old Town Hall on Friday September 15th at 7:30 PM. Tickets here!