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Item 6951

Console of the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, 1927

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ

Date: circa 1930

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 11921

John H. McCarthy violin and bow, 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1909

Location: Portland

Media: Spruce and maple

Item 17133

Dimoline Piano, c. 1915

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Date: circa 1915

Location: Littleton

Media: wood, ivory

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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.

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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.

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Camp Tekakwitha brochure, Leeds, ca. 1940

From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

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Portland Municipal Orchestra, season 1927-28

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ

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