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Historical Items

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Item 7321

City Hall Stage in 1912

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Date: 1912 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 7268

David Wallace, organ removal crew, Portland, 1995

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

Item 102269

Summer organ concerts, Portland, 1962

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1962 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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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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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs

The convention was held at Portland City Hall (Merrill Auditorium), and officially began on July 13, 1925.

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Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ

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South Portland Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR