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This seems to be a meeting of the Ancient Order of United Workman based on the symbol in the drawing on the wall and the disc on the podium. Probably held in the Odd Fellows Hall.

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A collar worn by members of the Odd Fellows Lodge during ceremonies.

Picture is taken in front of the Congregational Church, Main St.

A sepia-colored photograph of William and Walter Priest. They were two of Maynard's leading business men in the early 1900's to the 1930's.
IOOF-MU Independent Order of Odd Fellows - Manchester Unity

Maynard Delegation, Knights of Pythias Outing, District 13 of Mass., Fort Pond, Lancaster, Mass, September 8, 1923

(Note: While the photo's caption says it was in Lancaster, this is likely an error as many Maynard organization outings took place…

Photograph of an outing of the Knights of Pythias at Fort Pond in Littleton on September 8, 1923

6th from left, front row: Gavin Taylor
Directly in front of picture on the left: Ada Bower Merrill

The oldest fraternal organization in town was Iola Lodge, No. 91, International (Independent) Order of Good Templars. Organized in Assabet Village…

A collection of original letters and a certificate written in 1849 to R. L. Davis of Stow, Mass. from the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, White Mountain Lodge, No. 5 of Concord, NH. It is not clear what service Mr. Davis did for the Lodge.

The Maynard Lodge entered this float in 1933 or 1934. A Powder Mill building is in the background.

Maynard Assembly #21: Instituted November 13, 1926, Constituted November 9, 1927. The cookbook seems to have been a fund raiser project for the girls. Shown is the cover, a sample page of recipes and advertisements.
"The International Order of the…

The file consist of a history of the Maynard Council presented to the Maynard Historical Society by B. R. Koski, 1966.

This photo is variously identified as Odd Fellows or Masons. Most likely Masons.

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Front Row:__Bishop, Charles Dyson, Harry Rodway, Fred Randell, Francis Johnston, Bob Lester, Oliver Trees, Tom Smith

Center Row: William Morris, ___?,…

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Front: Elmer Cook, Walter Larkin, Gavin Taylor,Jr., Mrs. Hazel (Hooper) Cook, Accompianist, Frank Holland, Wilder X. Macurda, Mark Newton, George E. Lawton
Back: Edwin Carlton, William Merriman, William Jones, Archie (Harlan) Cook, George…

The file contains newspaper clippings, musical programs, installation program and information about the Masonic Building (formerly the Maynard Block).

The Annual Concert Program with 34 pages of sponsors.
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Front: Alan F. Palmer, Wilder X. Macurda, Gavin A. Taylor, Hazel Hooper, Frank T. Holland, Harold A. Merriam, George E. Lawton
Center: Edwin Carlton Jr., William T. Merriam, Hiram…

Committee: George E. Lawton, Harold A. Merriam, Harvey N. Fairbank

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Front: Thomas Deane, __?, __?, __?, Orrin Fowler, __?
Rear: __?, Levi Cheney, __?, L.D. Wilson, William Naylor, Wilder Macurda, O. C. Dreschler, __?

The file contains an extentsive scrapbook of the April 4, 1982 road race compiled by Stuart Campbell, newspaper clippings and various programs and documents pertaining to the Elks.

A dance card (or Order) for the Second Annual Concert and Peace Dance of the Nashoba Tribe, No. 70, The Improved Order of Red Men. The date is May 1890 and the location was the Music Hall, Maynard, Mass. The music was provided by the 10 piece…

A poster containing the rules of the Maynard Social Club.