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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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Building By-Law - 1963 Town of Maynard


The bylaws and amendments adopted in 1963.

Antti Ruuska Obituary - 1931


An obituary for Antti Ruuska (1887 - 1931) written in Finnish with a list of many Maynard residents who attended his funeral service…

Fiina & Jenni - ca1905


Fiina Jokela is on left, Jenni Vicstrom ?(sp) is on the right.

The Koski Family - 1926


John and Tilda Koski with their children.

l to r
Paul Koski, Tilda Koski, Martha Koski, John Koski, Vieno Koski

Antti & Helmi Ruotsala - 1907


This is their marriage photo.

Kukkonen - ca1920


This is possibly Paul & Hilda Kukkonen

Picking Lilies


The unidentified man is holding a bunch of water lilies standing in an unknown wetland.

Baby Lauretta


Unidentified baby

Paul & Siina Suorsa - ca1909


The child is likely their daughter, Gertrude.

Maynard High School Football Team - 1944


Taken at Alumni Field, Maynard, Mass.
Paul Stein, 1st row, 4th from right

Maynard High School Football Team - 1945


l to r
Back Row: W. Pennimen, J. McDonald, P. Koponen, D. Higgins, P. Kivikoski, J. Robinson, G. Robinson, P. Hogan, R. Ojalehto

2nd Row from…

The Rhythm Maniacs - Finnish Band


Not sure if this photo was taken in Maynard,

St. John's Lutheran Church Woman's Group


Mary J. Stein, 2nd from right, back row

Anna Hietanen, 3rd from right, back row

Walter "Jut" Soroka - 1941


He sold the raccoon for $1.75.

Jean Stein & Roy Helander - 1944


A black and white photo of Jean Stein and Roy Helander, dated 1944.