Co-op Town: Exploring Maynard’s Deep Cooperative Roots

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March 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Maynard Public Library
77 Nason St
MA 01754
Assabet Village Co-op Market
Co-op Town: Exploring Maynard's Deep Cooperative Roots @ Maynard Public Library | Maynard | MA | United States

You’ve probably heard about the Assabet Village Co-op Market, an initiative to open a full-service, community-owned grocery store in Maynard. But did you know that Maynard was home to lots of cooperative businesses – including a thriving food co-op, oil company, bank, and more – for more than 70 years?

Come hear historian David Mark as he explores Maynard’s deep cooperative roots, from the first Finnish immigrants in the 1800s to today’s efforts to build a thriving food co-op for the region. Hear about our town’s cooperative past and get inspired for the opening of the Assabet Village Co-op Market!