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Historical Items

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Item 104515

Charles Thompson of South Berwick, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Location: South Berwick Media: Ambrotype

Item 17941

Wooden Flute

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

Item 17945

Nils E. Olson, New Sweden, ca. 1900

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

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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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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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 - Ocean View Hotel

… play, come up and play different, you know, their instruments and everything. And you could hear them coming on the steamboat.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Pierre Painchaud

… extended to repairing and tuning musical instruments, composing and arranging music, teaching music, and directing the choir at St.

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