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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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William Maley - 1897


This is likely his Maynard High School graduation photo.

History of Maynard Copyright - 1971


This is the copyright certificate for the History of Maynard submitted by Ralph Sheridan, Birger Koski and Elizabeth Schnair.

Walter Comeau - 1911


Walter was the brother of Leo Comeau. Walter is at the Clinton Dam. Seems to be an early selfie, someone taking a photo of Walter taking pictures.

Assabet River Flooding - 1987


Powder Mill Road at Acton line and the Elks parking lot.

Railroad Trestle Removal - ca.1975


This was the B&M railroad bridge over the Assabet River.

Russell's Bridge - 1927


Taken during 1927 flood

Assabet River Flood


View from Main St. toward Summer Hill near Florida Road.

Ben Smith Bridge over the Assabet River


This is the bridge on Great Road.

Ben Smith Dam


The dam with houses on Taft Ave. in the background.

Assabet River "Tire Dump" -1974


Tires, concrete blocks and other debris in the river beneath the Walnut Street Bridge.

Gate at Glenwood Cemetery - 1903


The iron gate was replaced by the current granite gate in 1915. A gazebo can be seen in background. It was destroyed in the 1938 Hurricane.

Russell's Bridge Flood - 1927


Bridge washout and water flowing over the bridge.

Elmwood Steam Baths


An advertising card for Elmwood Steam Baths, Richard Kangas, Proprietor. Elmwood was located 47 Elmwood Street, Maynard, MA.

Pugsley's Esso 1961 Football Handbook


A football handbook with detailed information about both college and national football teams in 1967. The handbook is sponsored by Pugsley's Esso, 2…

Prescott Paint


Two black & white photos of Prescott Paint staff. Noted are Howard and Donald L. Prescott.

J. B. Prescott Receipt


A blank milk receipt from J. B. Prescott dated 191-. (between 1910-1919).