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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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Town of Maynard - 1875


A map of Maynard shortly after incorporation in 1871.
(see 1999.695)

Rum Bottle Label


A sepia-colored label from a bottle of Rum with J. A. Coughlin & Co. noted. J. A. Coughlin was located at 12 Summer St., Maynard, Mass. The label…

Firemen's Insurance Company


A desk blotter advertising Firemen's Insurance Company. The Agent is Arthur E. Walker, Main St., Maynard, Mass. Arthue E. Walker was also the…

Co-Op Matchbook


A red matchbook from the Maynard Co-Op Store.

"I Remember. Do You?" - A remembrance of early 20th century Maynard by Alice Warren


Alice Warren, who was a resident and school teacher starting in 1914, writes about her memories of the early years after she came to Maynard. Also…

Allied Victory Medal, 1914-1918


It was decided that each of the allies in World War I should each issue their own bronze victory medal with a similar design, similar equivalent…

British War Medal, 1914-1918


A British War Medal, 1914-1918, was awarded to officers and men of the British and Imperial Forces who either entered a theater of war or entered…

Maynard Fire Department Badge "AID" - 1890


A Maynard Fire Department badge worn by Joshua John Edwards. The Maynard Fire Department was organized May 1, 1890.

Maynard Baseball Association Ribbon


A blue Maynard Baseball Association ribbon noting the organization was organized Nov. 12, 1886.

St. Bridget's Catholic Temperance and Benevolent Society Medallion


This Society was formed in December 31, 1890. A medallion would be presented to the family of a decceased member of the society. This medallion was…

Roma Lodge, Sons of Italy Member Badge - 1921


A Memoriam Badge from Loggia Roma, O. F. D'I. in A. No. 1108, Maynard, Mass, 1921.

Maynard Grange no. 340 Member Badge


A Memoriam badge given to a family upon the death of a member. This badge was from Maynard Grange No. 340.

Maynard Easter Egg Hunt Ribbon - 2004


A participation ribbon honoring the Maynard Easter Egg Hunt, April 10, 2004.

Maynard Christmas Parade Ribbons


A collection of participation ribbons honoring the Maynard Christmas Parade.

Maydale Pencils


A collection of 20 cream colored Maydale pencils. The logo reads: "Compliments of Maydale Spring Co., Maydale Ginger Ale, Tel. Maynard 90".

St. Bridget's Parish Minstrel Show Booklet - March 17-18, 1961


A booklet containing advertising from local vendors and a listing of cast members of the Minstrel Show, hosted by the Holy Name Society of the St.…

Maynard Cannon Cracker - July 4, 1916


The 24th annual publication of the Cannon Cracker. It is a booklet comprised of 100 pages of local and regional advertisers in honor of the holiday.…

Intention of Marriage - 1832

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A handwritten intention of marriage noted by Charles Tower, Town Clerk, Stow, MA. The marriage is between Mr. Ezekiel Brown and Miss Lucy Litchfield.…

Aerial View of Parker Street Campus
Digital Equipment Corporation


DEC built this campus when it had out grown the Mill. Note Alumni Field in the upper right corner. The buildings have been taken down and the area is…

Aerial Winter View of Mill


Photo taken at the time of Digital ownership. Note one chimney, the other was taken down in 1956.