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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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Employee Benefit Package - 1978
Digital Equipment Corporation


Four brochures describing the benefits available for Digital employees including medical, retirement, sick leave, vacation, stock options, tuition…

Boeske Family on a Motorcycle-1943


l to r
Alice Boeske, Sara Boeske, Louis Boeske, Betty Boeske, Polly Boeske

2nd photo: Louis Boeske on a motorcycle at an earlier time.

Wood Moulding Panel


A piece of door moulding manufactured by W. A. Haynes Co., Maynard, Mass. The Haynes Company was located on Nason Street, with buildings running from…

Broad Axe


This axe was presumably made in Stow. It bears the name of O. Sawyer and J. Rogers (etched in smaller letters below Sawyer) on the blade. It was…

Bread Paddle


A wooden bread paddle used to take loaves of bread out of a large oven at the new VFW building at the corner of Main and Harriman Streets.

Lumberman's Measure


This wooden tool was used to measure board feet in a pile of lumber.

Lumberman's Caliper


This tool was used to measure the thickness of trees.

Old Bucksaw - ca1900


An old, green-painted bucksaw approximately 125 years old, used to cut cord wood.

Ice Pick


An ice pick from the W. O. Strout & Co.

Heavy Duty Mop


A heavy duty mop from mid 20th century.

Maynard's Boston Post Cane Award- 2014


Massachusetts House of Representatives recognition certificate for Mildred Duggan, recipient of the Boston Post Cane award.
Robert DeLeo and Kate…

Maynard High School Diploma - 1931


High School diploma awarded to Margaret Ann Duggan.

James P. King, Principal
Charles H. Walker, Superintendent

School Committee:

Maynard High School Graduates - Class of 1959


F. Mattioli, Principal; G. Piantoni, Class Advisor
Class Officers: E. Mullin, Treasure; W. Crowther, President; H.

Perambulate the Town Boundary - 1975


State law requires the town boundaries be verified every 5 years. During November 1975, DPW Superintendent Tom Sheridan took Selectman Tom Cocco and…

Miss Mary Wood - 1956
Grade 6
Green Meadow School


1. Mary Wood at desk with John Farrar in foreground.

2. Mary Wood with students Jean Wicks (l) and Janice Wojkiewicz (r)

3. Mary Wood on a class…

Green Meadow School Staff - 1956


Green Meadow School was built to replace the Woodrow Wilson School on Main Street that was destroyed by fire in December 1952. The opening of the…

Tarny Colombo (1911 - 1992)


1. 1930's in front of barber shop on Waltham Street.
2. 1960's with an unidentified customer
3. 1960's view of the shop on Waltham…

A. F. C. Laces Catalog - 1924


A 16 page catalog illustrating laces available with possible uses. W. B. Case & Son sold the laces. Sample page shown

Lumberman's Measure


This tool was used to measure board feet in a pile of lumber.

Set of Hands from Mill Clock - Southside


A set of hands from the Mill Clock. The clock was built in 1892 by the Assabet Manufacturing Company and completely refurbished by Digital Equipment…