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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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History Books at Maynard Historical Society


A collection of history books that have significance to the Town of Maynard

The Young Maynardians Salute Bicentennial - 1975


The program for a musical presentation by Maynard High School students as a tribute for the USA Bicentennial.

Centennial Paper Bag - 1971


Paper bags used by the stores at the time of Maynard's Centennial.

Maynard Celebrates The Assabet Valley Beacon


A collection of five weekly newspapers that featured the Maynard Centennial.

Maynard A Man - A Town - A Centennial


A supplement to the Assabet Valley Beacon newspaper at the time of Maynard's Centennial, 1971. The paper reviews the history of the town, including…

Leather Postcard - 1906


The postcard was sent to Louise Binns, Maynard.
The buildings is likely a Springfield, MA. structure.

Woolen Overcoat


The woolen material that was used to make this coat was woven at the Assabet Mills, American Woolen Company, Maynard.

Postcard Photograph Collection


Sixty-three pictures of postcards relating to Maynard.

The Finish Imprint


A history of the Finnish People, their organizations and influence in New England.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Rule Book - 1945


A Rule Book for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The Maynard Society organized on September 23, 1948. The following were the founding chapter…

Roosevelt School Final Open House - 1988


The Guest Book for the final open house at the Roosevelt School, Nason Street, Maynard, MA. It is dated June 10, 1988, 3-7:00 PM. The Program…

Autograph Book - 1876-1878


Several autographs are in this book belonging to George Walker. They range from 1876 to 1878.

Autograph Book - 1878


A red autograph book belonging to Lillie McGoun of 11 Elmwood Street, Maynard, MA. Her cousin, Emma Gove, has autographed it.

Account Book of W. V. Siswick - 1907


An account book enumerating the hours of the work dedicated to W. V. Siswick's plumbing business. The dates are from January 8, 1907 to March 27,…

Autograph Book - 1880-1883


An autograph Book belonging to R. P. Denniston of Maynard, MA. The autographs date from 1880 to 1883.

Autographs include: Petersen, Grant,…

List of Maynard Licenses - 1980


A compilation of Maynard businesses that were granted relative licenses to operate. The categories of licenses were: Alcohol; Automotive; Amusements;…

The Musical Gem - 1832

The Musical Gem is a book of music published in 1832 by Mori and Lavenenu. It was edited by N. Mori and W. Ball. It is comprised of music sheets and…

Maynard History and Life Outdoors


A collection of essays from Dave Mark that first appeared in his Beacon-Villager column.

Hidden History of Maynard


A collection of essays on some of the more unusual and lest known events in Maynard's history.

Maynard Massachusetts A House in the Village


"... collection of essays and vignettes illuminates the history of Maynard."