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Bits and Pieces of Maynard's History

Interested in learning more about Maynard's History? You've come to the right place.

There are two organizations in town who work together to collect and preserve the history of Maynard.

The Maynard Historical Society seeks to collect the stories and artifacts of our history and make them available to the public. Open to the public, the Society meets on the 4th Monday of each month with informative programs on topics related to Maynard's history. The Maynard Historical Commission is a town-appointed board focused on historical preservation of the town.


Learn about how we are preserving Maynard's history. Read the Maynard Historical Society's History Blog.


The Historical Society's collection is currently being cataloged and digitized. The Society is making a large number of documents, photographs, etc. from the collection available online. Please visit the Maynard Historical Society Collection site where you can browse through and search the collection.


The Maynard Family

The Maynard Founders Project

The Maynard Community Band


The Town Clock (includes a tour of the clock)
A History of The Mill
Maynard Street Names
Watering Troughs


Old Houses in Maynard
Maynard Public Library
A History of the Maynard Post Office
Fowler School Construction Journal
The Maynard Rod & Gun Club


Maynard's First Town Warrant - 27 April 1871
Maynard Census from 1871

Odds and Ends

The Boston Post Cane (in Maynard and over 220 other towns)
Trolleys in Maynard (Street Railways)
Newspaper ads in Maynard (1903-1959)
Fun Facts of Maynard History
Maynard History Trivia