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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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Brothers of the Brush
The MIll Towners Beer Bust


A ticket to one of the many events that occured at the time of Maynard's Centennial.

Centennial New Year's Eve Party - 1971
Ticket #169


The event was held at St. Bridget's School Hall.

Town Of Maynard
Municipal Telephones


The Town Hall and School 897 numbers of the early sixties.

File Folder for Roller Polo


The file contains the history of roller polo as played in pre-1900.
Team Members: Robert Denniston, Allie Martin, Sylas Sawyer, James Morgan

Maynard Centennial Committee Stamp


A rubber stamp with the name Maynard Centennial Committee imprinted.

Centennial Planning Calendar Book 1971

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Two black calendar books for planning activities. On the cover is imprinted the words 'Maynard, Mass., Centennial, 1871-1971.

Centennial Key Case


A black key case with the words 'Maynard Centennial 1871-1971 engraved on the inside.

Fiftieth Anniversary Button


A button with an American flag attached which celebrates the Fiftieth Anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Maynard.

Maynard Centennial Bow


A purple, clip-on, bow with the words Maynard Centennial 1871-1971 imprinted.

Centennial Shavers Permit


Seven red and white "Shavers Permit" badges to be worn by the men in Maynard who volunteered not to shave until the Centennial Parade.

Centennial Medal Line Cuts & Letter


Two metal line cuts from which the Centennial emblem was reproduced.

Maynard Centennial Banner


A dark blue felt banner with the words Maynard Centennial June 26 to July 4, 1971 imprinted on top.

Fire Department Muster Ribbon & Muster Sign


Three white ribbons issued by the Maynard Fire Department Centennial Muster, dated June 27, 1971.

Centennial Ribbons


Four ribbons given out on Youth Day 1971 during the activities for the Maynard Centennial. They are first, second, third, and fourth place ribbons.

Centennial Ribbons


Four Centennial Ribbons issued to Guest and Committee, dated July 4, 1971. Philip Bohunicky was the Chairman and Chief Marshall of the Parade during…

Centennial Medal Glass Paperweights


Two paperweights with Centennial medals embedded.

Maynard Commemorative Medal - 1971


Seven Maynard 100th Anniversary Commemorative Medals, 1871-1971. The medal was cast in sterling silver and bronze.

Centennial Gavel - 1971


A gavel used during the Maynard Centennial, 1971. The words 'Maynard Historical Society 1971' are engraved on a brass band.

Centennial Medal Paperweight


Two blue paperweights with embedded Centennial Medals that were awarded by the Grand Marshall of the Parade. This paperweight was an award given to…

50th Anniversary of the Town of Maynard - 1921


Four badges worn by Committee Members of the 50th Anniversary Celebration, dated April 19, 1921.