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Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum
Date: circa 1790
Media: wood, ivory, metal
Title: Wooden Flute
Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society
Date: circa 1890
Location: New Sweden
Media: wood with ivory and metal
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.
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.
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.