Local History Collection

Local History Collection

The Local History Collection includes materials important to the history of the Town of Maynard and surrounding areas. The Local History Collection is open to the public during regular library hours.

Local history items can be found on the second level of the library, immediately after the Reference Collection. The items in the Maynard Library's Local History Collection do not circulate, but Reference staff are happy to assist you in copying anything from text or microfilm for $.10/page ($.25/page for microfilm).
To inquire about local history information, please call visit the Reference Department on the 2nd level, call us at 978-897-1010 x103, or email mayill@minlib.net.

The Local History Collection includes:

Local History Links

Maynard Historical Society
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.

Historic Walking Tours of Maynard
This series of walking tours was created by the Maynard Historical Commission in 2012. You can choose from Assabet Village, Downtown and the Mill, New Village and Maynard's Hill, or Great Road. Each walk is about 2 miles and is a great opportunity to learn more about Maynard history. You can pick up a map brochure at the library or print one from this site.

Town of Maynard Historic Commission
The Maynard Historical Commission is a town-appointed board focused on historical preservation of the town.

Maynard Web- Town History
Contains pages on people, buildings, landmarks, as well as various odds and ends about Maynard.

Glenwood Cemetery Listing (lists until 2001)
Compiled from existing records and headstone readings by Maynard resident Peggy Brown, this page lists every person buried in Maynard's Glenwood Cemetery up until 2001 along with their date of death, lot number, and section number.

Maynard Life Outdoors
Maynard resident David Mark's Beacon-Villager newspaper column on local history, observations on nature and recreational activities, plus an occasional health-related article.

Electronic Resources Available through the library

Note: For home access to the library's e-resources, you will need your Minuteman Library card number to log in.

America's News provides web-based access to current and archived issues of the Maynard Beacon-Villager from August 2005 to the most recent issue published.