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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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Knights of Columbus


Bound book of the twelve 1937 magazines published by the Knights of Columbus. Columbia Magazine New Haven, United States Publishing continuously… Promotional Automobile


The car was driven at the time Monster was headquartered in the mill.

Public and Private Dance Regulations
Commonwealth of Massachusetts


This notice of regulations hung for many years in the Parker Street Hall.

Class Pin - '07


An initialed M.H.S. class pin. The pin came from Folger, 180 Broadway, NY that was in business in the early 1900s. The initials probably do not…

AVA/IVV Event Patch - 1993


The American Volkssport Association, AVA, under the auspices of the International Volkssportverband, IVV, held a walking event in Maynard . The patch…

Glass Bottles


These old medicine bottles were found at the site of the Turnpike School, now Glenwood Cemetery.



This inkwell fit into the wooden desks used in the Maynard Public Schools. They were only put out during penmanship.

MILLTOWNERS Ram Patch - 1971


The MILLTOWNERS were a male vocal group that performed at the time of the Centennial. They wore this patch on a their vest as part of the costume.

Salo Farm
Great Road


The house was an original Powder Mill residence. The barn was later moved from Great Road to Elmhurst Farm. Neither structure is in existence now.

Parade Scene at Corner of Main and Nason Streets


It is not known what the occasion was being celebrated. The banner in center left of photo translate to "Worker's Party Finnish Socialist…

Middlesex and Assabet Houses


The attached houses where built in 1901 to house mill workers. The location is corner of Main St. and Florida Rd. where Post Office is now located.…

Variety Store at New Village


The American Woolen Company built the houses off Parker Street and owned the variety store.

Various Bobbins


Bobbins were wound with the yarn that was used in weaving.

Boat Shuttle with wound and unwound Bobbins


The shuttle carried the weft back and forth through the warp to make the weave.