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Welcome to the online archives of the Maynard Historical Society in Maynard, Massachusetts. Our online archive represents a fraction of the documents, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia that the Society has in storage and we are continuously working to catalog and make our collection available here for all to enjoy. Please read the "About" page for additional information on this project or the "Tips" page for ways to find and discover historical information.

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Continental Currency - 1778


Two $20 continental currency banknotes, which were printed from 1775 through 1779. Shown front of one, reverse of the other.

"Untimely death of Robert F. Kennedy" - 1968


The placard was posted at the A & P store
in Pepperell, Mass.

Base Ball and Dance Poster - ca 1910


Poster advertising a baseball game between Maynard T. T. and Saxonville with a dance to follow at the Saxonville Casino.

Calendar - 1938
Walnut SPA
16 Walnut Street


Wall calendar with boy and dog fishing. Below the Seasons Greetings cover is January 1938. M. Nokelainen was the proprietor.

Calendar - 1975
Shorette's American
Great Road - Stow, Massachusetts


A promotional wall calendar depicting a 1919 era automobile for each month. January is the Owen Magnetic. The 1975 dates are the same as the 1919.

Nick Carter Library - 1896
The Patsy - on - the - Terry


Four page paper published on Saturdays with a synopsis of dime novel with the intent to promote sales.

Bus Schedule - 1923
C. M. & H. Bus Line


Issued on June 1, 1923 shortly after the Lovell Bus Line , formerly the C. M. & H Bus Line, took over the franchise of the Concord, Maynard and…

Massachusetts 5% Sales Tax Cards


The merchants used these cards to calculate the sales tax. The 5% tax was in effect from 1976-2009, when it was raised to 6.25%.

One Cent Post Cards


Two blank post cards.