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Historical Items

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Item 7265

Municipal organist Ray Cornils, Portland, 1999

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Date: 1999 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 7263

Organist Earl Miller, Portland, ca. 1988

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Date: circa 1988 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 7266

Edwin H. Lemare, Third Municipal Organist

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Date: circa 1921 Location: Portland 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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Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."

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Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ

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

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Movies Come To The Island

Pearl Wescott (nèe Otto) was the organist for the theatre the entire time it was in operation. Her playing was so popular that she was often asked to…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 3 of 4

… teacher and theatrical director; Mark Belanger, organist for St. Anthanasius-St. John’s Parish; and Judith Davis Kuhn, teacher and musical director…