At long last we have a date and location for our next meeting. The Historical Society will hold their annual meeting on THURSDAY, November 29th at 7pm in the Maynard PUBLIC LIBRARY. (We have traditionally met on Mondays in Town Hall, so I’m trying to emphasize the different day and location…)
After a short business meeting and update on the Society we will have local author and history buff David Mark speak on the topic “Meet the Maynard Family.” Mark will talk about the Maynard family and the town that developed around their wool mill, which came to be named after Amory Maynard, the mill’s founder, while he was still alive (and was almost renamed “Assabet” twelve years after he died).
Mark will also speak about William Knight – Amory’s forgotten partner - about how much water power the mill actually generated, where the wool came from, where the bricks came from, and who is buried (and not buried) in the Maynard family mausoleum.
The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and some social time will follow the formal meeting.