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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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Maynard Theatre Movie Poster - 1931

Maynard Theatre Movie Poster - 1931

The Maynard Theatre was on the second floor of the Gruber Building, 177 Main St.

Strand Theater Movie Poster - 1930


A partial poster from the Strand Theater

Valentine's Eve Dance Poster - 1935


Poster promoting a Valentine's Eve Dance at the Parker Street Hall with Ralph Weckstrom and his orchestra

Maynard vs. Stoneham Football Poster


Poster for a Maynard High School vs Stoneham football game. (Year is not known: candidates are 1951, 1945, 1934, 1928, 1923)

Peoples' Theater Movie Billboard - 1931


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…

Strand Movie Poster - 1931


Colonial Hall, above 63 Main St., became the Strand Theater.

Dance at Parker Street Hall Poster


Poster for a dance at Parker Street Hall with music from George Smith's Orchestra

Battle of Music Billboard


A billboard announcing a battle of the bands between Ralph Weckstrom and his orchestra vs. George Smith and his orchestra.

Rialto Movie Billboard - 1926


Movies playing at the Rialto the week of May 17th, 1926. The Rialto Theatre was originally Colonial Hall, upstairs of 60 Main Street.

Josiah "Cy" Herrick


A collection of 39 snapshots (four shown) of Cy Herrick, Martha Rich? and family, the farm on Summer the Stow line, and some dogs he housed as…

Joseph Boothroyd


Joseph is first on left at a meeting of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council.

A History of Maynard


A compilation of articles that relates some of the highlights of Maynard's past.

Fire at 55-59 Main St. - 1998


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…

Demolition of Railroad Bridge off Main St. - 1989


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.

Memorial Day Parade - 1995


A collection of pictures showing the parade.

Memorial Day Parade - 1989


A collection of photos showing the parade.

Maynard High School Band - 1987 Memorial Day


Photos of the band in the Memorial Day Parade.

Olympic Torch - 1996


A collection of pictures depicting the road race and Olympic Torch at the time of the town's 125th Anniversary.

Town Bounds - 2000


A collection of photographs depicting town officials checking the boundaries of the town.