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Historical Items

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Item 23033

Reno sheet music, Mapleton, 1910

Contributed by: Alice Shepard through Haystack Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Mapleton; New York Media: Ink on paper

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Item 42025

'Silv'ry Moon' sheet music, 1931

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1931 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 42015

'Old New England Moon,' 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1930 Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Elise Fellows White: Music, Writing, and Family

From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Dance

Randal White was one of many islanders to have music lessons. Mrs. Elizabeth Stanley Heming, wife of an island minister, was his music teacher.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Playing at the pond

This water froze over to create a popular skating destination for islanders. After the quarry shut down entirely, its water level remained high…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining the quarry

… up the pit and iced over in the winter to make a popular skating pond. When the pond was drained in 2003, many treasures were found: old tools…