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.
Built in 1892 on the site of the original Nason Street School. Completely destroyed by fire on September 20, 1916. (Roosevelt School/Maynard Public…
Oliver "Swat" Warila was a commercial photographer based in Maynard from about 1960 through 1980. Most of the photographs in this collection are from…
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The Maynard Theatre was on the second floor of the Gruber Building, 177 Main St.
A partial poster from the Strand Theater
Poster promoting a Valentine's Eve Dance at the Parker Street Hall with Ralph Weckstrom and his orchestra
Poster for a Maynard High School vs Stoneham football game. (Year is not known: candidates are 1951, 1945, 1934, 1928, 1923)
A poster announcing the movies playing at the Peoples' Theater (on Nason Street) during the week of Oct 11, 1931, including the Marx Brothers "Monkey…
Colonial Hall, above 63 Main St., became the Strand Theater.
Poster for a dance at Parker Street Hall with music from George Smith's Orchestra
A billboard announcing a battle of the bands between Ralph Weckstrom and his orchestra vs. George Smith and his orchestra.
Movies playing at the Rialto the week of May 17th, 1926. The Rialto Theatre was originally Colonial Hall, upstairs of 60 Main Street.
A collection of 39 snapshots (four shown) of Cy Herrick, Martha Rich? and family, the farm on Summer St.at the Stow line, and some dogs he housed as…
Joseph is first on left at a meeting of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council.
A compilation of articles that relates some of the highlights of Maynard's past.
At the time of the fire T. C. Lando's and Salislito's occupied the first floor and Corner Pocket Billiards was on the second floor. The fire resulted…
In May of 1989 the last of the railroad bridge was removed to make way for the new foot bridge over the Assabet River and the new Tobin Park.
A collection of pictures showing the parade.
A collection of photos showing the parade.
Photos of the band in the Memorial Day Parade.
A collection of pictures depicting the road race and Olympic Torch at the time of the town's 125th Anniversary.
A collection of photographs depicting town officials checking the boundaries of the town.