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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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Street Sprinkler Wagon - ca 1903


Tony Collins ( right?), Maynard's first full time fireman, is riding the wagon with an unknown individual. The man on the left is operating the valve…

Unknown Young Girl


This is the only photo taken by Charles Otis Hodgman in the collection.

Maynard Annual Town Report - 1917


This is a scanned and searchable copy of the 1917 Annual Town Report.

(Note: The scanning process lost the warrant at the end of the report. We…

Maynard Annual Town Report - 1920


This is a scanned and searchable copy of the 1920 Annual Town Report.

(Please note that several pages were damaged or lost during the scanning…

Maynard Annual Town Report - 1919


This is a scanned and searchable copy of the 1919 Annual Town Report.

Searching for "influenza" can provide some background on the impact of the…

Maynard Annual Town Report - 1918


This is a scanned and searchable copy of the 1918 Annual Town Report.

Searching for "influenza" can provide some background on the impact of the…

Floating Yellow Duck


The ducks where release onto the Assabet River from the Elks and floated to the Damon Mill Dam in West Concord. It was part of a fundraiser, first to…

McGarry Photograph Album


The album contain over 200 photos taken in the 1910's and 1920's at various locations in Maynard including on Brooks Street. Some of the people…

American Revolution Bicentennial Ashtray


Ashtray handcrafted by Connie Ayotte Stigliani

Pre-Columbian Native American Artifacts


A collection of arrow points, sinkers, grinding stones and scrapers recovered in the 1930's at the Puffer Pond cranberry bog. Some of these artifacts…

Only in Maynard Cup - 2020


A coffee mug imprinted with "Only in Maynard" slogan used as fundraiser for planting flowers along the Assabet River Rail Trail. See attached…

Centennial MHS Membership Card


A Maynard Historical Society Membership Card issued for the Maynard Centennial Celebration, 1971.

Centennial Banners


Two blue and white banners used during the 1971 Centennial Celebration. The first was hung on the side of a car representing the Maynard Centennial…

Centennial Plate


Three Centennial plates, celebrating the 1971 Maynard Centennial. They are cream and blue with a gold edging. Images of Maynard landmarks are…

Centennial Cups


Seven (7) white and blue Centennial Cups.

Pro Patria Medal


A medal engraved with the phrase "Pro Patria" and the name "C. E. Lent, Town of Maynard, Mass., 1917-1919".

Medal Line Cuts Letter


A letter from the Lowell Sun's Metro Editor, Peter Gluckler, regarding the medal line cuts for the Centennial Emblem. It is dated July 1, 1971.

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.