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Historical Commission

The Maynard Historical Commission’s mission is to preserve, protect and develop the historic and archaeological assets of the community; ensure that the goals of historic preservation are considered in the planning and future development of the community.

Learn more about our responsibilities and roles within town government


Commission Meetings

The Commission typically meets third Tuesday of every month starting at 7:00 in the Trustees Room of the Maynard Public Library.  This is not a “regular” schedule so please check the meeting calendar to confirm our next meeting.

Historical Commission Meeting Minutes and Agendas


News and Updates

glenwood-fenceThe Maynard Historical Commission and the Town of Maynard would like to extend to you a special invitation to attend the Dedication Ceremony of the Glenwood Cemetery Perimeter Iron Fence.  This historic replica fence project was almost 20 years in the making and was funded by a grant from the Community Preservation Act as well as funds from the town’s perpetual care fund.  The original fence was erected in the 1930s as a Works Project Administration (WPA) project.  Glenwood Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2015 from starting at 10am (rain or shine).  Guests are encouraged to use the Parker Street entrance (Rt. 27) of Glenwood Cemetery.
A short dedication ceremony will commence at 10am, followed by the unveiling of a new addition to the WALK MAYNARD series – a self-guided tour of Glenwood CemeteryMaynard TombMaynard Fest will be taking place at the same day, so please join us for the ceremony please and then enjoy the festival in our downtown area.

The Maynard Family Tomb will also be open to the public for a short time after the ceremony.  This is a rare opportunity to see the inside of this iconic part of Glenwood Cemetery.

Other News

  • Mar 26, 2013 – The Maynard Historical Commission is pleased to announce the Historical House Plaque Program for residences in Maynard.   Learn more.
  • Mar 27, 2013 – The Maynard Historical Commission is pleased to announce the availability of the historical “Walk Maynard” tours.  Visit our web page and try out the five walking tours that highlight the history of the town.

MHC Projects


Contacting the Commission

You can send an email to the chair of the Historical Commission at:



Name Title
Jack MacKeen Chair
Lee Caras  Vice-Chair
David Griffin Clerk
Ellen Duggan  *
Ken Neuhauser
Peg Brown Alternate Member
Paul Boothroyd Alternate Member

* Ellen Duggan is the Commission’s representative on the Community Preservation Committee.