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Historical Items

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Item 6951

Console of the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, 1927

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 7261

Robert Leslie, Curator of the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Date: circa 1998 Location: Concord Media: Photographic print

Item 7259

Burt Witham tuning Kotzschmar Organ, Portland

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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The Kotzschmar Memorial Organ

A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.

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Hermann Kotzschmar: Portland's Musical Genius

During the second half of the 19th century, "Hermann Kotzschmar" was a familiar household name in Portland. He spent 59 years in his adopted city as a teacher, choral conductor, concert artist, and church organist.

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ

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