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Historical Items

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Item 6237

Will C. MacFarlane, Portland, 2001

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Date: circa 1915 Location: Portland Media: Ink or charcoal on paper

Item 10710

1933 Brass Plate of City Hall stage and Will C. Macfarlane, Municipal Organist

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Date: circa 1933 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 6975

Will C. Macfarlane, Portland, ca. 1912

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Date: circa 1912 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

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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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Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.

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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.