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Historical Items

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Item 17941

Wooden Flute

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: 1890 Location: New Sweden Media: wood with ivory and metal

Item 17825

Violin, Double Sided

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: New Sweden Media: wood

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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

Exhibits

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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.

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Elise Fellows White: Music, Writing, and Family

From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.

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Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - The Musical Culture of Blue Hill

From folk music to chamber music, Blue Hill has embraced a variety of musical styles. Music has always been a big part of what this community uses to…

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Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ

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

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Dance

Randal White was one of many islanders to have music lessons. Mrs. Elizabeth Stanley Heming, wife of an island minister, was his music teacher.

My Maine Stories

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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

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Beef Cutlet always reminds me of home in Iran
by Parivash Rohani

Making beef cutlet in Maine connects me to my home in Iran and my Baha'i faith.

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.