Maynard Historical Society Meeting – Feb 22, 2010

A quick reminder that we will have our regular monthly Society meeting on Monday, Feb 22nd, at 7pm. As usual we will meet in the lower level of Town Hall.

February’s program will be on the Maynard Dramatic Club. Roy Helander, who was a thespian in the club for many years, will talk about the history of the club, which started in 1936 and produced plays through the 1970s. We hope a few other past members of the club along with some former audience members will help share some memories of this popular arts organization.

As always our meetings are open to the public and light refreshments are usually served after the meeting along with some time for socializing. We hope to see you there.

Our March 2010 program (March 22) somewhat continues the theme of February’s program only we’ll go wide instead of deep. In March, Dave Griffin and Paul Boothroyd will cover the history of many of Maynard’s well-known and not so well-known clubs and societies. Before radio and television anchored people into their living rooms every night, people actually went out and socialized with each other. Starting with the Iola Lodge of Good Templars in 1866, dozens upon dozens of clubs and societies sprang up along the streets of Maynard. While organizations like the Knights of Columbus, Masons and Elks are still known today, many more are shrouded in history: Eagles, Odd Fellows, Nashoba Tribe, Knights of Pythias, Loyal Order of Moose, Maynard Cricket Association, and the D.Y.W.Y.K. Club to name a few (and if you want to know what those initials stood for, come to the meeting!)

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