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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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File Folder of Monographs/Essays

A series of monographs, newspaper clippings, and essays relating to Maynard, MA. The series include the following topics: alcohol, almshouses,…

Vignettes of Leading Maynard Citizens


Eight (8) vignettes from The Beacon newspaper about leading Maynard citizens. These include: Cornelius J. Lynch, Frank E. Sanderson, Mrs. Eleanor…

File Folder for the "Question Club"


Information about the Question Club of Maynard, MA. A public notice of the Annual Meeting for Monday, June 13, 1932. Planning for the 25th Anniversary…

File Folder for the "Just Us" Club

Information about the Just Us Club in Maynard, MA.

File Folder of Calendars, Menus, & Almanacs


A series of calendars, menus, and almanacs from local businesses. The calendars date from 1959 to 2008. The businesses include: BayBank Savings, L. A.…

Report of the Water Commissioners of the Town of Maynard, MA


A booklet produced in 1902 for the citizens of Maynard that discusses the current water supply and suggested plans for assuring water for the town.…

File Folder for Town of Maynard


A file folder of the Town of Maynard that includes information/documents on: Council on Aging, Bandstand, Government Offices, Elected Officials,…

Mr. Mrs. Alton P. Whitney


A preserved newspaper article with photo of Mr. & Mrs. Alton P. Whitney's 50th Wedding Anniversary. The celebration was hosted by their three…

Artemus Whitney Ralph Whitney Case


A copy of an original sepia-colored photo of Artemus Whitney, (baby) Frank Case, (wife) Lucy, and Ralph Whitney Case. Artemus Whitney built the Ben…

Ethelyn Hayward Jones Whitney


A sepia-colored photo of Ethelyn Hayward Jones Whitney.

Assabet Coal Company


A delivery slip for Assabet Coal Company dated April 8, 1957 to Mrs. Hermanson of 3 Field Street.

File Folder for Whitney, Carr, and Jefts Family


This vertical file includes family related information such as photos, documents, newspaper articles, and family tree information.

The two photos…

Acton St. in Vicinity of Everett St. around 1915


A photo of house and barn with a sign that reads "J. W. Carr, Carpenter & Builder, is for Joshua Carr, a Civil War Veteran who built many houses…

J. W. Carr


A faded black & white photo of J. W. Carr in 1919.

Artemus Whitney


A black and white copy of an original photo of Artemus Whitney.

Grace Frye and Marshall Frye


A photo of Grace Frye and her son Marshall as produced by Geo. D. Elson, Maynard, MA. The photo reads: "To Alice Mrs. Grace Frye and son Marshall".

Theodore Nelson Carr & Family


A sepia photo of Theodore Carr's Family in January 1895. Theodore Nelson Carr married Ida Eliza Roberts, who passed away. The woman pictured is Sadie…

Mrs. Joshua Carr & Family


A sepia photo of Mrs. Joshua Carr & Familyin 1904 in Maynard, MA. (L-R) Grace Carr, Leslie Carr, Mrs. Carr, Alice Carr, and Edith Carr (on Mother's…

The Calvin Whitney House


A sketch of the Calvin Whitney House. Daniel Conant, who lived on the Calvin Whitney place, was the first man wounded at the Concord fight…

Artemus Whitney House


A color photo of the Artemus Whitney House as it looks in 2015.