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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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Bridge over a Flooded River - c.1903


The river is presumably the Assabet but which bridge is shown is a mystery.

Mary Wroe Parkin - c.1890


b.1830 - d. 1895

Frithiof Tofferi


A photo of Frithiof Tofferi, a musician who played a piccolo and flute in local bands and orchestras. He taught members of local school bands how to…

Stereoptican Photo of H. B. Gove and His Bakers Cart


This photo was used in a stereoptican in the 1880's. The photo was taken at the corner of Nason and Summer Streets in 1867. It was taken at the spot…

Mill Clock Tower

A photo of the Mill Clock Tower at the Assabet Mill site.

Peoples Theater - c.1946


A black and white photo of Peoples Theater taken at the 25th Anniversary of the Theater's opening in 1921. It opened May 6, 1921. The manager was…

Brook Street


A photo of Brook Street during the ice storm of November 1921.

Daniel Conant's Gravestone - Stow Cemetery


A black and white photo taken Dec. 3, 1970, by R.L. Sheridan in the Stow Cemetery Lower Village. Daniel Conant went to the Old North Bridge, Concord,…

Assabet Mills from Beacon Street - c.1900s


A photo of the Assabet Mills taken from Beacon Street.

Hartwell W. Flood


First photo taken c. 1905, the second a few years later.

Paper Mill Bridge -1903 (Waltham Street)


Looking upstream of the Assabet River with the Woolen Mill in the background.

Mill Employees? - c.1940


This large group is likely from the Woolen Mill or maybe a school group.

Family and House - early 1900's


Not sure this is a Maynard family. The photographer is from Fitchburg.

Hole in One - c.1950's


A group photo of the golf trophy winners taken at the Maynard Country Club.

Husband and Wife Wedding Photo? - 1890's


This type of cabinet card portraying the couple was often made at the time of a marriage.