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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Performance

Early Performance The Indian Village, Bar Harbor, ca. 1909Item Contributed byJesup Memorial Library Frank “Big Thunder” Loring, ca.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - A Short History Of Performing Arts On Mount Desert Island

… exhibit we highlight some major focal points in Performing Arts History on the Island with examples from Early Performances on MDI during the late…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Sources For A Short History Of Performing Arts On MDI

Sources For A Short History Of Performing Arts On MDI Kreisler, Fritz, perf. "Beautiful Ohio." Rec. ca. 1930. Open Source Audio Collection, n.d.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Ada Martin gymnastic costume, Bangor, 1864

Martin wrote that in other years, the performance had been mostly singing, but in 1864, 26 of his 400 students performed the gymnastics they had…

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

It is known that they were very popular and the community came to watch their children perform.

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

The SOC performed throughout Maine in 1985. Nowick brought the group to perform in Kyoto, Japan where he had lived for 15 years studying Zen and…

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Historic Hallowell - Dr. Benjamin Page

Benjamin Page (1770 - 1844) practiced medicine, performed minor surgery and sold patent medicine. His proficiency in the field of obstetrics earned…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Lillian Nordica, Farmington, ca. 1911

… trustees on the occasion of her last public performance in Farmington on August 17, 1911. The concert was held at Merrill Auditorium at the…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Of The Arts Era

Kreisler performed in a series of performances in Bar Harbor with the famed pianist Ernest Schelling.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farewell appearance of Lillian Nordica, London, ca. 1913

1914. Her performance with the London Symphony Orchestra is an indication of the high regard in which she was held.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Northeast Airlines DC-3, Presque Isle, ca. 1945

… C-47s) and Northeast Airlines air crews performed survey and rescue flights from Presque Isle from 1941-1945.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 8, pages 135-150

Blake Cornelius Driscoll Philadelphia Convention George W. Ladd President Johnson Annie Martin performance Solon Wilder Men smoking

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders At Play

… at his home that he had converted into a small performance area. Then in 1988, Doug, with a group of island volunteers began hosting the Sweet…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871

… his social life and also when he commenced to perform business which occured in July last in the national Insurance office in which he stayed his…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 3 of 3

Those who didn't work the fields performed hard, back-breaking labor to earn what the city provided.

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Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary's

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

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Wabanaki Today

(Photo by Anna Travers) X Chris Sockalexis performs with Rez Dog Singers at the Abbe Museum, 2010.

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Historic Hallowell - Initiative and Self-Improvement

… wrote compositions, essays, reports and poems, performed dialogs, enacted scenes from plays and debated.

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Life on a Tidal River - The Flying Torah

… with 'Flying Torah,' Bangor, 1945 Chaplain Gordon performing a service for Jewish military personnel as he did many times with the Torah given to…

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Blue Hill, Maine - The Musical Culture of Blue Hill

… Hill Troupe moved to New York and continued to perform under the name “The Blue Hill Troupe." Since then the Blue Hill Troupe has carried on…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Cornet Band member, 1864

… was part of the procession into the cemetery and performed during the ceremonies. Martin wrote that the band uniforms were "blue broadcloth long…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Riverside Park

On Sunday afternoons, band concerts were performed by the Bangor Band or the Ladies Orchestra conducted by Lena Howe.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Bob Marley

… appearance on Comedy Central, having a stand-up performance on a national stage. Marley had been living the life he worked hard for.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Dreamland and Liberty

Van Dorn was a performer at the Dreamland. He held a chemistry show which was an original show. The performance was really popular and it often sold…