Dixfield museum features band exhibit

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DIXFIELD – The Dixfield Historical Society Museum will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays from now through Labor Day featuring a special exhibit of the G. Dana Holt Dixfield Band of the early 1900s.

The Holt Band music, pictures and a large display of band uniforms will tell the story of the family who not only were gifted in music, but who were also artists in the stone-cutting monument business.

Dana established the Holt Brothers Printing Co. that made posters, programs and special advertisements during the early part of the century. He was one of three brothers who were born with a gift for music.

He, together with his brother Thomas, carried on their father’s dream of leading a professional band that would entertain as well as educate the community to a better understanding and appreciation of real music.

Doug and Sally Clark donated the collection of uniforms and Fern Arsenault of Rumford cleaned and mended the articles of clothing.

The public is invited to see the exhibit as well as visit the John L. Towle Antique Tool Museum and other displays throughout the museum.

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