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.
Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.
… every limb Coming from the church were muffled hymns Although the outcome would be harsh and cruel At first every twig appeared a jewel As the sun…
… said there were "ten hundred" people singing hymns. In his journal, Martin describes the tents, lights, pulpit, and other activities in great…
… the attendants had to “about face” when there was hymn singing. The members owned their pews and there were many small ones with tiny doors at…