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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.
For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.
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.
… Construction of Davenport Memorial City Hall, Bath, 1928Item Contributed byMaine Maritime Museum The Davenport Memorial building at 55 Front…
In the Old City Hall there used to be a police station in the basement of the building. The records of Bath were stored in this building until the…