Festival of Pipes 2023

Registration is Now Open!

A Fes­ti­val of Pipes:
Build­ing Bridges, Forg­ing Friendships
More than three years in the plan­ning, (thanks COVID!) it is won­der­ful to remind you of the extra­or­di­nary event tak­ing place next July. Toron­to, Ontario, Cana­da, is a glob­al cen­ter for music, the arts, and fes­ti­vals. We invite you to take a peek into what promis­es to be a cul­tur­al and edu­ca­tion­al extravaganza.

The James M. Weaver Prize

Exciting News about the James M. Weaver Prize in Organ Scholarship 

A prize to celebrate and foster the scholarly research of pipe organs. 

View pho­tos and bios of the Final­ists and Judges.

The Three Finalists

Ele­na Bac­quiera, Andrew John­son, Owen Sammons

First Come First Served

Free Shipping on USA Domestic Orders

OHSLA Annual Book Sale

Hear ye, Hear ye, read all about it.

The OHSLA Annu­al Book Sale opens to all mem­bers on Mon­day, March 20th. A link to all of the books is avail­able NOW for you to browse. When sales open, you will need the book ref­er­ence num­ber when you call 484.488.7473 to place your order.

Down­load the 2023 OHS Book Sale List now!

2023 Pipe Organ Calendar

Now Shipping!

OHS 2023 — Festival of Pipes

Fea­tur­ing nev­er-before-pub­lished con­ven­tion instru­ment pho­tos from Toron­to, Ontario, Cana­da, and the sur­round­ing region.

Pho­tog­ra­phy by Len Levasseur



  • Karn-War­ren Organ Co.
  • Gabriel Kney
  • Hell­muth Wolff & Asso­ciés 
  • Karl Wil­helm
  • R.S. Williams & Sons Co
  • S.R. War­ren & Sons
  • Wal­lace & Company
  • Casa­vant Frères Ltée

A Breath of Fresh Air

Imag­ine watch­ing a 200-year old organ, bro­ken, tat­tered, and for­got­ten com­ing to life again. Imag­ine see­ing crafts­men and his­to­ri­ans work­ing togeth­er on a neglect­ed instru­ment, restor­ing it to glo­ry piece by piece. Imag­ine gaz­ing at its trans­for­ma­tion into an his­tor­i­cal­ly accu­rate ser­vice­able organ. Now, imag­ine hear­ing that instru­ment played for the first time in generations!

You can make these imag­i­na­tions come true. Join us as we attempt to cre­ate Breath of Fresh Air for the 1817 Hilbus Cab­i­net Organ.

Kalei­do­scope of Colors

Order your Program Book

NOW REDUCED TO ORDER FOR $20, this is the com­plete Pro­gram Book for Sum­mer 2021’s KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLORS, a vir­tu­al Con­ven­tion over five Sun­days in August that each fea­tured three instru­ments — a total of 15 pipe organs across the USA. Book includes full-col­or pho­tos, well-researched essays on each instru­ment, per­form­ers’ biogra­phies as well their com­plete, imag­i­na­tive pro­grams designed for each instru­ment, and infor­ma­tion cov­er­ing three cen­turies of pipe organ build­ing in the USA.

Watch the Series

Support the OHS

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Sup­port our won­der­ful programs.


OHS Annual
Fund Drive

Help sup­port oper­at­ing expens­es of OHS pro­grams and services.

Sustaining Membership

Sustaining Membership

Join Today!

The OHS is pleased to offer a Sus­tain­ing Mem­ber cat­e­go­ry.  For as lit­tle as $10 per month, you can sup­port the OHS grow stronger and more respon­sive to the pipe organ com­mu­ni­ty.  OHS and you – sus­tain­ing a life­time of history.

Big Things
Are Happening!

Celebrate the

of the OHS Catalog

OHS News


Breaking News

OHSLA List of Books and Pamphlets Needed

OHSLA List of Books and Pamphlets Needed

Down­load a PDF of this list from the OHSLA.

Down­load the PDF now.

The Hunt for Rare Organ Books

The Hunt for Rare Organ Books

Down­load a PDF of these book from the OHSLA.

Down­load the PDF now.

New OHS Phone Number 484.488.PIPE (7473)

As of March 1, 2019 OHS has a brand new tele­phone num­ber to reflect our res­i­den­cy in Penn­syl­va­nia.  While the old num­ber will work for a while, please take note:

484.488.PIPE (7473). Four foots and eight foots with no mix­tures but it works!


Upcoming Events

The Tracker

OHS pub­lish­es its jour­nal four times a year. The Track­er includes news and arti­cles about the organ and its his­to­ry, organ­builders, exem­plary organs, region­al sur­veys of instru­ments, and the music played on the organ. The empha­sis is on Amer­i­can organ top­ics of the 18th, 19th, and 20th cen­turies, and there are occa­sion­al arti­cles on Euro­pean top­ics. Most issues run 48 pages with many illus­tra­tions and photographs.

Dear Friend of the Organ –
A New Opportunity

Think about the plea­sure you will receive in offer­ing an OHS mem­ber­ship to a friend or rel­a­tive. You can share your love of the pipe organ and intro­duce some­one else to the good works of the Soci­ety in edu­cat­ing, pre­serv­ing and chron­i­cling our rich organ her­itage and cul­ture. Mem­ber­ships make splen­did gifts. The recip­i­ent will receive a sub­scrip­tion to our quar­ter­ly mag­a­zine, The Track­er, a spe­cial gift and all the ben­e­fits of mem­ber­ship, includ­ing mem­bers’ prices on many items in the OHS Catalog.

The OHS Mission Statement

The Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety cel­ebrates, pre­serves, and stud­ies the pipe organ in Amer­i­ca in all its his­toric styles, through re­search, edu­ca­tion, ad­vocacy, and music.

The Organ Historical Society

330 North Spring Mill Road
Vil­lano­va, PA 19085 – 1737
(484) 488-PIPE (7473)