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Program from 1899 Kotzschmar Jubilee

Contributed by: Portland Public Library Date: 1899-06-30 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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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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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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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

… the pageantry of costumes, sets, or a full orchestra. Some of the participants had been professional musicians, but most were amateurs, only a few…