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Historical Items

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Item 7259

Burt Witham tuning Kotzschmar Organ, Portland, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Date: circa 1950 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

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 7268

David Wallace, organ removal crew, Portland, 1995

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Date: 1995 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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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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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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 3 of 4

After that incident, some shale lodged in the pipe, causing a partial blockage. This incident, along with increased demands to the system, required…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison Fires - 1849 to 1924

In 1887 the Legislature voted to have water piped to the prison by the Camden and Rockland Water Company.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Mike Remillard shares his in-depth knowledge of our community
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

You will learn a lot from Mike's fascination with many topics from church organs to submarines.