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Item 10580

Longman and Broderip Pianoforte, ca. 1790

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum

Date: 1790

Location: Thomaston

Media: wood, ivory, metal

Item 17941

Wooden Flute

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: 1890

Location: New Sweden

Media: wood with ivory and metal

Item 28625

1780 Solar Eclipse Instruments, Islesboro, 1980

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society

Date: circa 1780

Location: Islesboro

Media: Photographic print

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City Hall Stage in 1912

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.


Hermann Kotzschmar, Portland, ca. 1850

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.


Otis Falls Pulp & Paper Mill, Livermore Falls, ca. 1896

Jay & Livermore Falls, Pioneers in Paper Making

Alvin Record and Hugh J. Chisholm were instrumental in building paper mills in Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. The two industrialists helped make the towns prosperous.

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Portland Municipal Orchestra, season 1927-28

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Survey Instrument, Blue Hill, 1809

Blue Hill, Maine - Surveyor

Surveyor Survey Instrument, Blue Hill, 1809 Item 33926 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. This survey instrument was handcrafted by Jonathan…

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Philharmonic Orchestra, Biddeford, ca. 1901

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Pierre Painchaud

He even invented a musical instrument consisting of four sets of glass bottles with wax fillings. His musical expertise extended to repairing and…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 3 View All


First night on the pulp pile at zero degrees, to mill foreman

by Arthur Benedetto

I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years

by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam


Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII

by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II