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Item 6181

Portland Municipal Orchestra, season 1927-28

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Date: circa 1928 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 12281

Caribou Municipal Airport, 1937

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: 1937 Location: Caribou Media: Postcard

Item 7265

Municipal organist Ray Cornils, Portland, 1999

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Date: 1999 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.


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.


Debates Over Suffrage

While numerous Mainers worked for and against woman suffrage in the state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some also worked on the national level, seeking a federal amendment to allow women the right to vote

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Portland Water District

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

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Louis B. Lausier (1879-1962)

… After passing the bar in 1906, he soon went into municipal government, holding a variety of offices including city auditor, municipal judge and…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Presque Isle’s Historic Fire Station

The 1912 building served as the municipal court (top floor), fire house (main floor) and jail (cellar).