Winterville Center for Community and Culture

About The Winterville Center

The old Winterville High School sat vacant for sixty years. The last graduating class walked through its doors in 1956. As the ravages of time took a toll on the once proud building, the roof began to leak, windows were broken. Mold and mildew covered the walls and no one seemed to care.

Side view of the building

What a difference in 2016. Through the combined efforts of Winterville citizens and city leaders, a re-birth has taken place. The building is proud once again. Come visit us and see the modern demonstration kitchen with a gas range, two dishwashers, a commercial ice maker, a refrigerator, a freezer and counter space everywhere. Sit with fifty of your friends at round tables in the dining and activity room. Watch a movie or a PowerPoint presentation shown using our AV equipment. Take an art or a creative writing class in one of the brightly colored classrooms. Walk the hallway art exhibit.  Enjoy our new facility; share in Winterville’s pride.

So what is the Winterville Center?

We are a regional enrichment center which serves adults of all ages. Seniors will always be a priority.  Our purpose is to promote social, cultural, mental and physical well being of the adult citizens of Winterville and the surrounding communities.  Daytime senior activities and classes abound. We take trips, we socialize, we garden, and we eat together. In this sense, we are a classic senior adult center.  We are, however, much more. All age adults participate in evening activities, classes, and a variety of other opportunities. The Center Lecture Series features experts in the cultural, arts and academic disciplines.

Enjoy our new facility; share in Winterville’s pride.


Dr. Jack Eisenman, Executive Director
JoAnn Snow, Office Manager
Michelle Vetter, Administrative Assistant

Board of Advisors

Community Center Advisory Council

This council will ensure that we are serving our adult citizens especially seniors and the Winterville Community as a whole with multi-level programming and events. This council will be charged with assisting in daily, weekly and monthly duties and activities as laid out by the Center Director. This council will serve to aid the Director in creating and sustaining a successful business model for the Center.

Council of Advisors:

Dr. Jack Eisenman              
Dr. Julia Carver
Savannah Hembree
Matt Scott
JoAnn Snow

Kenneth Storey
Tony Tolbert
Nancy Tucker
Dr. Tess Vaughn

Groundbreaking Day September, 9, 2013


Building Before the Renovations

Photos courtesy of Donnie Seagraves.

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Wanted: Photos of the School

If you have old photos you would like to share of the school building we would love to post them here.

Email digital photos to:

or hand deliver photos to the Center.  We will scan and return them to you.