Keywords: Music Hall
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.
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.
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.
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…
Odd Fellows Hall Odd Fellows Hall after repairs, Swan's Island, ca. 1985Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The Independent…
Movie reels were played on the hall's projector. In later years, it was used as a museum. In the 1970s, the hall housed the 'Coffee Shop," a place…