Sarah Winchester and her Mysterious House
Image: Sarah Winchester in her horse-drawn carriage. Photo from the California Room Digital Files.
Local History Hits the Big Screen
Local historical figure Sarah Winchester and her house, the Winchester Mystery House, are about to become more popular after the release of a film titled "Winchester" on February 8, 2018. Actress Helen Mirren will play Sarah Winchester. The film is a thriller focusing on the story that Sarah believed she was being haunted by spirits, and she continually added on rooms to her house to try to evade them.
Sarah was a very private woman which has made her life a bit of a mystery, just like her house. If you have ever wanted to know more about her or her house, look no further; San Jose Public Library has plenty of resources for you to use. See a complete list of the resources available on Sarah Winchester.