Maynard Historical Commission

Maynard Historical Commission Preserving the history of Maynard
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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

Did you know that the Maynard Historical Commission donates a subscription to the library of Historic New England?  This...
01/24/2019
Historic New England

Did you know that the Maynard Historical Commission donates a subscription to the library of Historic New England? This allows all our residents free admission to dozens of New England’s most fascinating historic properties. All memberships also include Historic New England magazine, free or discounted tickets to events, newsletter and calendar, and more.

Come by the library and check it out!

https://www.historicnewengland.org/

Explore the authentic New England experience from the seventeenth century to today. Visit Historic New England properties, browse collections, and more.

01/14/2019

Here's a little trivia for you all - Does anyone know where the 30 Rod Highway is?

What would you like to know about Maynard?  Accepting topics to research for 2019.
01/07/2019

What would you like to know about Maynard? Accepting topics to research for 2019.

Maynard Public Library
12/05/2018

Maynard Public Library

Local History Resources Seminar
Tues, Dec 18 at 7pm

Interested in Maynard history and want to learn more about what’s in our Local History Collection and where to find more?

Come to our 1 hour workshop and we’ll get you started and show you the best places to start your research and learn more about the great history of Maynard!

Please sign up by clicking on the signup link below or call the Reference Desk at 978-897-1010 x103.
http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=MAYNARD&curName=2018/12/18_Local_History_Workshop

Did you know that Maynard used to have a cricket club?  It started with the English immigrants who came to work in the m...
12/05/2018

Did you know that Maynard used to have a cricket club? It started with the English immigrants who came to work in the mill. The games would last for days and were played at the official Cricket field where the Green Meadow School Playground is today. The team dissolved in 1925 when baseball and soccer had taken over the interest of the American public.

Did you know that Bughouse was the name of a small eating and drinking place at the corner of Waltham and Parker Streets...
11/21/2018

Did you know that Bughouse was the name of a small eating and drinking place at the corner of Waltham and Parker Streets (where today stands a brick apartment building)? That neighborhood was always referred to as "Papermill Corner". The men who spent their time there were called the Bughouse Clan. This all happened before WW2 - many of them never returned from the war.

Plans in progress for Maynard's 150th birthday
10/20/2018
Plans in progress for Maynard's 150th birthday

Plans in progress for Maynard's 150th birthday

Maynard selectmen agreed to give the Sesquicentennial Steering Committee $25,000 in seed money from the Downtown Enhancements account, at the Oct. 16

Mill & Main
10/15/2018

Mill & Main

100th Anniversary Plaque located at the entrance to the Clock Tower

If you checked Maynard weather back in the day, you would have been getting the reading from the yard of Three First Str...
09/26/2018

If you checked Maynard weather back in the day, you would have been getting the reading from the yard of Three First Street in Maynard. For 42 years, Gerry D'Errico's hobby was being a cooperative weather observer, and he was affiliated with the National Weather Service for 35 years, reporting daily the current weather in the Maynard area. The weather station was located on the corner of the property and a wire ran underground to inside the home to provide all the readings.

Hayes Street - Most of these houses look exactly the same.  Although with less trees and less "toilets in the cellars"
08/01/2018

Hayes Street - Most of these houses look exactly the same. Although with less trees and less "toilets in the cellars"

Maynard Public Library
07/14/2018

Maynard Public Library

You certainly wouldn't know it to look at her, but
the building formerly known for many years as the Roosevelt Elementary School, turns 100 years old this year! It has only been the home of the Maynard Public Library since 2006, but we are happy to carry on this building's tradition of providing educational and cultural enrichment in the community.

Check out our display of photos and history of the building in the display case next to the Reference Desk the next time you're in!

Looking at Arthur Street today.  Do you live in one of these houses?  Auction book courtesy of Maynard Historical Societ...
06/28/2018

Looking at Arthur Street today. Do you live in one of these houses? Auction book courtesy of Maynard Historical Society.

Be a part of Maynard's 150 Anniversary celebration by submitting an idea for the slogan for the festivities.http://www.t...
05/30/2018
Sesquicentennial Steering Committee | Town of Maynard, Massachusetts

Be a part of Maynard's 150 Anniversary celebration by submitting an idea for the slogan for the festivities.

http://www.townofmaynard-ma.gov/gov/committees/maynard150/

Sesquicentennial Steering Committee Maynard’s 50th Anniversary in 1921The Sesquicentennial Steering Committee is an ad-hoc committee formed by the Town Administrator for the purposes of planning the 150th Anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Maynard in 2021. This is a newly formed commi...

What do you know about the Maynard Alumni Field and Track House?The Great Depression and the New Deal had a large impact...
05/01/2018

What do you know about the Maynard Alumni Field and Track House?

The Great Depression and the New Deal had a large impact on Maynard’s Alumni Field house. In 1933 the Civil Works Administration surfaced the running track, built a concrete foundation for bleachers, graded a field next to the road and surfaced tennis courts.The Federal Emergency Relief Administration constructed the field house, bleachers and a hockey rink on site the next two years. Work was continued by the Works Progress Administration.

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Maynard, MA
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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.