OHS COLUMBUS 2022

Registration is Now Open!

After a long hia­tus due to the impact of COVID-19, we are pleased to announce that the OHS 2022 con­ven­tion is mov­ing for­ward in Colum­bus, Ohio, July 31st – August 5th, 2022. Spe­cial group rates with 2020 pric­ing are in place, with new­ly added 2022 ben­e­fits of low­er park­ing rates and break­fast meals are includ­ed if you are at the head­quar­ters hotel.
 
The main con­fer­ence is Sun­day evening, July 31st until Thurs­day evening August 4th. The pre-con­ven­tion event will still occur late morn­ing and after­noon of July 31 and post-con­ven­tion events — also not to be missed — are all day in Cincin­nati on Fri­day August 5th. Most of the sched­ule of events are the same. Hope to see you there!
 

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 April 18th. 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 2022 OHS Book Sale List now!

The James M. Weaver Prize

Announcing the James M. Weaver Prize in Organ Scholarship.

 
A prize to cel­e­brate and fos­ter the schol­ar­ly research of pipe organs. Appli­ca­tions now being accept­ed until August 1, 2022 for pre­sen­ta­tion in 2023
 
Appli­ca­tions are now being accept­ed until August 12022.

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

OHSLA TODAY

New Episode! Stories of Ephemera (Part 1)

Bynum brings us into the Library’s col­lec­tion of ephemera.

Select the Video Playlist” icon on the upper right of the video play­er to play pre­vi­ous episodes.

 

 

LIVE FROM STONELEIGH

Robert McCormick

Anoth­er install­ment in the organ recital series from the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety’s head­quar­ters in Vil­lano­va, Pennsylvania.

Select the Video Playlist” icon on the upper right of the video play­er to play pre­vi­ous episodes.

 

Support the OHS

Support the OHS

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
re-opening

of the OHS Catalog

OHS News

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Breaking News

NOLA Organ Recital — April 212022

The OHS is pleased to be spon­sor­ing an evening recital on the Skin­ner Organ, Opus 622, 1926 on Thurs­day April 21st at Tem­ple Sinai in New Orleans, LA.  Open to the pub­lic, the recital fea­tures Dr. J. Thomas Mitts and Dr. Richard Webb.  Open admis­sion  with a free will offer­ing.  Tem­ple Sinai is locat­ed at 6225 St. Charles Avenue.

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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.

OHS Columbus 2022 — Register Now!
 

OHS 2022 Convention
Register Now

After a long hia­tus due to the impact of COVID-19, we are pleased to announce that the OHS 2022 con­ven­tion is mov­ing for­ward in Colum­bus, Ohio July 31st – August 5th, 2022. HOTEL is now open – and expect­ed to fill fast. Spe­cial group rates with 2020 pric­ing are in place, with new­ly added 2022 ben­e­fits of low­er park­ing rates and break­fast meals includ­ed if you are at the head­quar­ters hotel.
Reg­is­tra­tion will open lat­er next week.
 
The main con­fer­ence is Sun­day evening, July 31st until Thurs­day evening August 4th. The pre-con­ven­tion event will still occur late morn­ing and after­noon of July 31 and post-con­ven­tion events — also not to be missed — are all day in Cincin­nati on Fri­day August 5th. Most of the sched­ule of events are the same – stay tuned for more infor­ma­tion com­ing lat­er next week!
 

 

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)
info@​organhistoricalsociety.​org

 

 

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