Maynard Historical Commission

Maynard Historical Commission Preserving the history of Maynard
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Maynard Police Department
01/12/2021

Maynard Police Department

As you may have noticed, all of our sworn personnel are sporting different badges on their uniforms. These badges were created in celebration of the 150th anniversary. These badges are modeled after those worn by the first Police Officers appointed to serve the Town of Maynard in 1871. As you can see in the second photograph, the first Chief of Police John Connors is wearing one of these badges. We hope that you enjoy seeing our Police Officers wear this piece of history!

If you’re interested in learning more about the History of the Maynard Police Department, please visit the link provided below:

https://maynardpolice.com/about-mpd/history/

Limited edition - get yours before we are sold out.  We offer pickup and delivery.  For $20, makes  a great gift!
12/17/2020

Limited edition - get yours before we are sold out. We offer pickup and delivery. For $20, makes a great gift!

They Are Here!  Calendars make a great gift for your friends and family - especially for those people who you have no id...
12/02/2020

They Are Here! Calendars make a great gift for your friends and family - especially for those people who you have no idea what to get. Say goodbye to 2020 by looking forward to 2021. Message us if you'd like a copy. We offer contactless pickup or delivery. $20 each.

Maynard Public Library
11/18/2020

Maynard Public Library

Virtual Book Launch
The Sesquicentennial History of Maynard
Presented by David Mark

Thurs, Nov 19 at 7pm
Sign up here for Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/Maynard150thBook

The Sesquicentennial Committee has published a new history of Maynard as part of the celebration of the town's 150th anniversary. Join in as we learn where we are now and how we got here!

Books available to purchase at the library's Outdoor Browsers' Market on Saturday, Nov 21 (10:30-12), weather permitting.

From the Sesquicentennial Committee:Tomorrow,  Saturday November 14th, David Mark  will be at the Maynard Library  on Na...
11/13/2020

From the Sesquicentennial Committee:

Tomorrow, Saturday November 14th, David Mark will be at the Maynard Library on Nason Street selling his newest book “Maynard Massachusetts a Brief History” in the parking area from 10:00 am to noon.

Sales from the book will go towards the 150th birthday celebration of the town of Maynard in September of 2021. Books are $22 per copy. Payments can be made via cash, check made out to Town of Maynard or Venmo @Maynard150. Of note - the Venmo comes up as a David James. He is our committee Treasurer 😉

* Contactless delivery can also be arranged. Please contact me, Jen Picorelli, via IM or text/call 978-290-6373

Upcoming events for the book:
November 19th a zoom talk (details of the link to follow)
November 21st 10:00 am to noon book sale at the library
Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Back by popular demand, the 2021 Maynard Historical Commission Calendar is being printed as we speak!  Celebrate the end...
11/11/2020

Back by popular demand, the 2021 Maynard Historical Commission Calendar is being printed as we speak! Celebrate the end of 2020 with this great gift for your friends and neighbors!

Pre order yours today by messaging us and letting us know how many copies you'd like. When they come in, we offer free delivery! Only 20 dollars a copy - all proceeds go to supporting Maynard History!

Saved from the depth of a pond in Stow.  Thank you Casey Frances and your family for digging it out and saving it!  Mayd...
09/28/2020

Saved from the depth of a pond in Stow. Thank you Casey Frances and your family for digging it out and saving it! Maydale soda - Maynard’s own backyard bottling!

09/15/2020

We are so excited and proud of our community for the generous outpouring of support for our mill marker project. Today is the last day for donations. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed. We are so excited for its installation!

09/08/2020

Only one week left to make your contribution to this beautiful project recognizing the history of our Mill and town! Don't miss out on your opportunity to have your name on a permanent piece of history!

As a reminder, donations can be may be made by check payable to the Maynard Historical Commission and mailed to the Commission at 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA, 01754, Please note that contributions are not tax deductible and must be received by September 15, 2020.

A huge THANK YOU for the generous contribution to the Historic Mill Marker project just received from the Digital Equipm...
08/28/2020

A huge THANK YOU for the generous contribution to the Historic Mill Marker project just received from the Digital Equipment Corporation alumni group DECconnection!

Join us  in celebrating Maynard’s 150th with your contribution to  this permanent testimonial to the history of the Mill...
08/10/2020

Join us in celebrating Maynard’s 150th with your contribution to this permanent testimonial to the history of the Mill.

More than half of the necessary funding has been received, but we still need your help. If you are interested in helping us complete this recognition of the Mill a contributions of $10, $20, $50 (or an amount of your choice) may be made by check payable to the Maynard Historical Commission and mailed to the Commission at 195 Main Street, Maynard, MA, 01754, Please note that contributions are not tax deductible and must be received by September 15, 2020.

The names of all contributors will appear in the contributors list displayed on the panels as a permanent testimonial to your support. Please also include how you would like your name to be listed as a contributor. .

Help the Maynard Historical Commission to commemorate our 150th anniversary in postcards!Since most of the planned activ...
06/18/2020

Help the Maynard Historical Commission to commemorate our 150th anniversary in postcards!

Since most of the planned activities for the celebration have been cancelled, we are asking for your help in documenting this time by sending us a postcard. We want to hear about how you and your family are weathering the storm, stories about meeting your neighbors, how the pandemic has affected you and anything else you'd like to share.

Upon completion of the project, all postcards will be stored in the Maynard Historical Commission's permanent archives as a way for future generations to understand the impact of the pandemic on the residents of Maynard.

Mail your postcards to MHC - 195 Main Street or drop them by Town Hall on your next walk or bike ride.

Looking forward to hearing from all of you!

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!

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Maynard, MA
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News from the Sesquicentennial Committee ... TODAY SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21st 10:30 to 12:00 @ the Maynard Public Library David Mark will be selling his newest book Maynard Massachusetts a Brief History The cost is $22 a copy. Proceeds go toward the planning of the upcoming 150th birthday of Maynard in September. You can purchase via: Venmo @Maynard150 (under Donald James our committee treasurer) Check Cash Delivery and gift wrapping is also available. Please contact me Jen Picorelli via IM, text or call at 978-290-6373 or email [email protected].
News from the Sesquicentennial Committee ... TODAY SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21st 10:30 to 12:00 @ the Maynard Public Library David Mark will be selling his newest book Maynard Massachusetts a Brief History The cost is $22 a copy. Proceeds go toward the planning of the upcoming 150th birthday of Maynard in September. You can purchase via: Venmo @Maynard150 (under Donald James our committee treasurer) Check Cash Delivery and gift wrapping is also available. Please contact me Jen Picorelli via IM, text or call at 978-290-6373 or email [email protected].
Published in 1921. We found it in the attic of our house years ago.
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.