Maynard Historical Commission

Maynard Historical Commission Preserving the history of Maynard
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This is a picture of Mr and Mrs. Louie and Grace Priest Boeske with four of their five daughters,Mary Ellen,Betty,Sara a...
04/19/2020

This is a picture of Mr and Mrs. Louie and Grace Priest Boeske with four of their five daughters,Mary Ellen,Betty,Sara and Alice(daughter Paulie is missing in this picture) taken some time in the 1940’s.

We're inviting all Maynard families to post their family pictures as part of our town’s Sesquicentennial.

If you travel back to 1961, here are all the numbers you will need.
04/17/2020

If you travel back to 1961, here are all the numbers you will need.

When you're out on your next walk, don't forget to swing by First Street to see the Puleo House.  It was built by Italia...
04/13/2020

When you're out on your next walk, don't forget to swing by First Street to see the Puleo House. It was built by Italian immigrants Placido and Gaetana Puleo and the family has lived in it since its construction. Pictured are Richie Puleo and Edie Puleo Armann who were raised in the house by Antonio and Domenica Puleo, who purchased the house from their parents and the current owners Paul and Holly Marie Armannwith their children.

In anticipation for the 150th celebration, we want to see your family pictures. Here we have Ellen Duggan's grandparents...
04/03/2020

In anticipation for the 150th celebration, we want to see your family pictures. Here we have Ellen Duggan's grandparents on their wedding day, June 2 ,1909.Mr and Mrs Timothy and Ellen Duggan.Both arrived in about 1892 from Fermeuse, Newfoundland and worked in the mill. w

Cleaning out is a good thing - especially when you find a 1989 town report on Maynard.  The entire thing was typed with ...
03/24/2020

Cleaning out is a good thing - especially when you find a 1989 town report on Maynard. The entire thing was typed with a typewriter.

Running out of things to do?  Support Friends of Maynard Seniors and the Maynard 150th celebration with your purchase of...
03/23/2020

Running out of things to do? Support Friends of Maynard Seniors and the Maynard 150th celebration with your purchase of the new Mayardopoly game! Only 20 dollars and we offer front porch delivery. Contact us for your copy today!

10 and 11 Garfield Street - less trees but they still look the same!
02/21/2020

10 and 11 Garfield Street - less trees but they still look the same!

The Maynard 2020 calendar is now available at Middlesex Savings Bank.  Get yours before they are gone!!!
12/17/2019

The Maynard 2020 calendar is now available at Middlesex Savings Bank. Get yours before they are gone!!!

It’s here!  The 2020 Historical Commission and Society calendar!  With great pictures of Maynard over the years and all ...
12/07/2019

It’s here! The 2020 Historical Commission and Society calendar! With great pictures of Maynard over the years and all proceeds benefitting the 150th anniversary of our town. Get yours today by sending us a message. Only 20 dollars - makes a great Holiday gift for teachers, parents, neighbors and anyone who doesn’t know what day it is.

Check out our latest set of Historical Markers: The Carriage house on 11 Dartmouth, the Asa Smith House on Summer Hill a...
11/19/2019

Check out our latest set of Historical Markers: The Carriage house on 11 Dartmouth, the Asa Smith House on Summer Hill and the Lucius Maynard Home on Summer Street.

Friends of the Maynard Public Library
10/18/2019

Friends of the Maynard Public Library

DATE CHANGE FOR THE CEMETERY TOUR
Paul needs to push the tour out to Saturday, Nov 16. Could you please help get the word out to anyone you know is interested. Thanks

Maynard Historical Commission's cover photo
10/02/2019

Maynard Historical Commission's cover photo

School's started - this year is 1904 at the Nason Street School.  Happy Fall!
09/17/2019

School's started - this year is 1904 at the Nason Street School. Happy Fall!

Welcome to the latest member of the historical plaque program!  Having lived at 5 Summit street, Frank Prue, one of the ...
09/03/2019

Welcome to the latest member of the historical plaque program! Having lived at 5 Summit street, Frank Prue, one of the mill overseers, would have been proud to see this beautiful home.

Thirsty?  Well you wouldn’t have been if you lived here in 1920.  The latest member of the historical commission plaque ...
08/24/2019

Thirsty? Well you wouldn’t have been if you lived here in 1920. The latest member of the historical commission plaque program is 25 Glendale - site of Maydale Soda Company. The original factory building was torn down but you can still find bottle remnants in the back lot.

It's so hot out!!!  Let's all go get our stockings, full length bathing suits and hats and go for a dip in Lake Boon!  c...
07/29/2019

It's so hot out!!! Let's all go get our stockings, full length bathing suits and hats and go for a dip in Lake Boon! circa 1910.

For all you chicken lovers out there.  This is where it all began.
06/25/2019

For all you chicken lovers out there. This is where it all began.

Our selectmen would never do this to us!
06/21/2019

Our selectmen would never do this to us!

Sharon Reach Korsman shared this picture with us.  Anyone recognize the folks in the picture?
06/14/2019

Sharon Reach Korsman shared this picture with us. Anyone recognize the folks in the picture?

Welcome to the newest member of the historical plaque program!  7-8 Percival Street was worker's housing during they hey...
06/12/2019

Welcome to the newest member of the historical plaque program! 7-8 Percival Street was worker's housing during they heyday of the mill with one of the best commutes available! If you'd like a plaque for your home, send us a note

Lake Boon was a popular summer spot towards the end of the 1800s. It was easily accessible because of two railroad lines...
06/03/2019

Lake Boon was a popular summer spot towards the end of the 1800s. It was easily accessible because of two railroad lines that ran by it. These railroad lines came out of Boston, which made the lake a great summer spot for city dwellers. At this time Lake Boon had a hotel, many clubs, two post offices, churches, and local stores.

In order to get from the railroad stops to the lake's hot spots, a ferry service was put into action. The steamship Cleo created a ferry line around 1900 that went from two points: Whitman’s Crossing near the Sudbury Rd bridge in Stow, and the Ordway Station in Hudson.

The ferry ran until 1914 until the business dissolved.

Maynard Historical Commission's cover photo
05/07/2019

Maynard Historical Commission's cover photo

Kirby Williams and her son have been digging in the back yard and finding all sorts of treasures.  If you've found anyth...
05/07/2019

Kirby Williams and her son have been digging in the back yard and finding all sorts of treasures. If you've found anything cool in your back yard or know what any of these objects are, share it with us!

Check out some of the great pictures taken by Brion Berghaus at the Glenwood Cemetary Tour.
04/16/2019

Check out some of the great pictures taken by
Brion Berghaus at the Glenwood Cemetary Tour.

Join us on Sunday April 7th at 2pm for a free Glenwood Cemetery tour hosted by resident historian Paul Boothroyd.
03/20/2019

Join us on Sunday April 7th at 2pm for a free Glenwood Cemetery tour hosted by resident historian Paul Boothroyd.

Wanna be this happy?  Get a plaque for your home.  Natalie and Matilda love theirs - go see it at 48 Summer Street (Thom...
02/04/2019

Wanna be this happy? Get a plaque for your home. Natalie and Matilda love theirs - go see it at 48 Summer Street (Thomas Brooks House)

Maynard Historical Commission's cover photo
01/25/2019

Maynard Historical Commission's cover photo

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In anticipation for the 150th celebration, we want to see your family pictures. Here we have Ellen Duggan's grandparents on their wedding day, June 2 ,1909.Mr and Mrs Timothy and Ellen Duggan.Both arrived in about 1892 from Fermeuse, Newfoundland and worked in the mill.
We got our plaque up a bit ago, but forgot to post here. We are so proud to have it. We have been in this house a long time - since the early 1970s - but I often wonder & imagine what this little old tenement house was like when workers rented here. It was a different world for sure.