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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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Pre-Columbian Native American Artifacts


A collection of arrow points, sinkers, grinding stones and scrapers recovered in the 1930's at the Puffer Pond cranberry bog. Some of these artifacts…

Only in Maynard Cup - 2020


A coffee mug imprinted with "Only in Maynard" slogan used as fundraiser for planting flowers along the Assabet River Rail Trail. See attached…

Centennial MHS Membership Card


A Maynard Historical Society Membership Card issued for the Maynard Centennial Celebration, 1971.

Centennial Banners


Two blue and white banners used during the 1971 Centennial Celebration. The first was hung on the side of a car representing the Maynard Centennial…

Centennial Plate


Three Centennial plates, celebrating the 1971 Maynard Centennial. They are cream and blue with a gold edging. Images of Maynard landmarks are…

Centennial Mug


A white and blue mug that celebrates the Maynard Centennial 1871-1971.

Centennial Cups


Seven (7) white and blue Centennial Cups.

Pro Patria Medal


A medal engraved with the phrase "Pro Patria" and the name "C. E. Lent, Town of Maynard, Mass., 1917-1919".

Medal Line Cuts Letter


A letter from the Lowell Sun's Metro Editor, Peter Gluckler, regarding the medal line cuts for the Centennial Emblem. It is dated July 1, 1971.

Brothers of the Brush
The MIll Towners Beer Bust


A ticket to one of the many events that occured at the time of Maynard's Centennial.

Centennial New Year's Eve Party - 1971
Ticket #169


The event was held at St. Bridget's School Hall.

Town Of Maynard
Municipal Telephones


The Town Hall and School 897 numbers of the early sixties.

File Folder for Roller Polo


The file contains the history of roller polo as played in pre-1900.
Team Members: Robert Denniston, Allie Martin, Sylas Sawyer, James Morgan

Brothers of the Brush Pins


Four cream and black badge for Brothers of the Brush worn during the Maynard Centennial.

MHS Alumni Association Banquet Ticket


A ticket to the Maynard High School Alumni Association Banquet on June 30, 1971. It was held at Alphonse's Powder Mill Restaurant.

Maynard Centennial Committee Stamp


A rubber stamp with the name Maynard Centennial Committee imprinted.

Centennial Quilt Raffle Ticket


A raffle ticket to win a Centennial Quilt with the drawing on July 4, 1971. The Quilt was made by Lin-Con Belles. It was all hand sewn with over 1500…

Centennial Planning Calendar Book 1971

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Two black calendar books for planning activities. On the cover is imprinted the words 'Maynard, Mass., Centennial, 1871-1971.

World War I Buttons

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Two buttons worn by Roy Gray. The first is a button from his uniform, 1914-1919. The second is a Service Pin for service at the front, 1914-1919.