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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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Index of Major Fires worked by the Maynard Fire Department

1886-07-07 - Flood's Barn, Harriman and Main Streets (via sparks from train)
1893-04-20 - Tucker's Blacksmith Shop
1893-05-05 - Riverside Coop…

Twin Tree Cafe Matchbook - 1959


A matchbook from Uncle's Pete Carbone's Twin Tree Cafe, 34 Powder Mill Rd., on Route 62, Maynard, Mass. Tel. TWin Oaks 7-9851. The inside of the…

American Powder Mill Insurance Map - 1916
Acton, Mass.


Map shows the function of the various structures used in the manufacturing of gun powder.

Maynard Christmas Parade Collection


A collection of Maynard Christmas Parade artifacts. These include 4 Christmas Parade Participant ribbons from 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010. Also, a plaque…

Blue China Plate


A blue china plate from the 19th century.

Mill Spindle


A wooden spindle used in the Maynard Mills with dark brown woolen thread.

Quitclaim Deeds 1938 &1942
Italian Social Club


Three Deeds establishing the transfer of property at 62 - 64 Waltham Street from Carmela Ferrara to the Italian Social Club. First Deed is from…

Carmela Ferrara to Italian Social Club Lease Agreements


The Italian Social Club leased the building at 62 - 64 Waltham Street from the owner, Carmela Ferrara, for $18/month. The club purchased the property…

Mortgage and Mortgage Discharge 1938 - 1942
Italian Social Club


The Italian Social Club purchased 62 Waltham St. from Carmela Ferrara in 1938. The club, via Henry Mariani, borrowed $2500 from the Cambridge…

Hand Carding Wool Combs


Two genuine Old Whittemore Hand Carding Wool Combs. These were made in the Watson-Williams Manufacturing Company, Leicester, Mass. These early…

Small Collection of Spools of Thread


Three spools of thread for sewing purposes.

Twine Holder & Ball of Twine


Originally used in W. B. Case store on Nason Street, Maynard. The building is now occupied by the Maynard Outdoor Store.

Pair of Vintage Women's Shoes


A pair of high-laced brown leather shoes made for women, ca1900. This pair of shoes was stocked in Oberg's Store on Main Street. They were given to…

Rocker Skates


This was the type of ice skate used through the early 1900's. They were followed by the clamp skate, then the key skate, and finally the present-day…

Hilander Shoes


Three shoes belonging to the Hilander sons of 25 Glendale street. One complete pair and a single shoe of another pair. Both Hilander sons passed away…

Gilbert Puzzle Parties


A set of 8 metal brain teaser puzzles from the A. C. Gilbert Co., New Haven , Conn.

Italian Social Club Dues Ledger
1982 - 2000


The club became inactive after 2000 mostly due to death of members.

Names listed in dues ledger:
Carlo Angelosanto, Joel Cohen, Wasil Chernax,…

Incorporation Charter Certificate - 1934
The Italian Social Club of Maynard
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


A copy of the corporation certificate establishing the Italian Social Club, signed by:
Adam J. Mariani, Charles C. Visocchi, Vincenzo Iannuzzo, John…

Set of Crandall Building Blocks


Crandall Building Blocks were sold from 1867 to 1905. The company was founded by Charles Crandall in Montrose, PA. The set of wood shapes were set in…

Wooden Pestle


An old wooden pestle used as a grinding instrument. Pestles are typically made in the shape of a club used in a kitchen, laboratory, and pharmacy.