No Maynard Founders' Day event in 2017. For 2018, there will be a lecture at the Maynard Public Library "How Maynard Became Maynard" by David Mark, evening of 4/19/2018, 7:00-8:30 PM.
|David Griffin (L) and Paul Boothroyd (R), members of the Maynard Historical|
Society, hold the original of the 1870 petition to create a new town from
parts of Acton, Concord, Stow and Sudbury. Click on photo to enlarge.
|Medal struck to celebrate the 100th|
anniversary in 1971. Image later
chosen to become the Town Seal.
Amory Maynard on the centennial
medal. Designed by Gerard D'Errico.
This year, Maynard celebrated its 145th anniversary as first annual "Founder's Day" via various events held April 16 and 17, throughout the town. Much of the organizing was accomplished by
Fifty of David Mark’s 2012-2014 columns were published in book "Hidden History of Maynard" available at The Paper Store, on-line, and as an e-book. It includes a chapter on how Maynard became Maynard.