Symposium 2019

The Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety is pleased to present a fall Sym­po­sium cel­e­brat­ing E.M. Skin­ner and his con­tri­bu­tion to the organ world. The cen­ter­piece is our Aeo­lian-Skin­ner Opus 878, designed in 1931 as a res­i­dence organ now ful­ly installed into the house at Stoneleigh. A pres­ti­gious pan­el of experts on Skin­ner organs has been assem­bled to delight and inspire atten­dees. Atten­dees will be treat­ed to recitals on the instru­ment, a mas­ter class for Cur­tis Insti­tute stu­dents and a  pre­sen­ta­tion of paper play­er rolls. The con­clud­ing recital pre­sent­ed by Nathan Laube takes place at Girard Col­lege, Opus 871, the largest Skin­ner in the Philadel­phia region and the fifth largest organ in the city.

Read more about the activ­i­ties and reg­is­ter today.

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The Organ Historical Society announces a Research Grant

The Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety announces a Research Grant.  Appli­ca­tions are due by Novem­ber 1, 2019.  Click here for details about the appli­ca­tion process.


OHS official response to the possible closure of American Organ Institute

Down­load the offi­cial let­ter from the OHS CEO as a PDF here.


OHS Store Reopens

OHS Store Re-opens

After a lengthy absence, the OHS cat­a­log store has re-opened.  Bear with us as we wade our way through the inven­to­ry, replen­ish the hot tick­et items and fea­ture new, excit­ing prod­ucts.   In addi­tion to the music, the CDs and the books, please check out the OHS cof­fee mugs, a brand new OHS lapel pin, and our awe­some Christ­mas orna­ments.  Until June 30th, one dol­lar from every pur­chase will go to the E. Pow­er Big­gs Schol­ars fund.

OHS has a supe­ri­or rela­tion­ship with many of the organ music pub­lish­ers includ­ing Hal Leonard. See some­thing on the Hal Leonard site?  Let us know and we will get it for you.  We will work hard to ful­fill your music pur­chas­ing needs.

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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!


OHS Adds Student Chapters

OHS is delight­ed to wel­come the stu­dents and pro­fes­sors from three US insti­tu­tions of high­er learn­ing.  Con­grat­u­la­tions to Cur­tis Insti­tute of Music in Philadel­phia, Syra­cuse Uni­ver­si­ty and Ari­zona State Uni­ver­si­ty.  Thank you to Alan Mor­ri­son, Anne Laver and Kim­ber­ly Mar­shall for their lead­er­ship and tute­lage of the next gen­er­a­tion of organ­ists.  Wel­come to the OHS fam­i­ly.

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Upcoming Events

October 2019

06oct(oct 6)12:00 am09(oct 9)11:59 pmAIO 2019 National ConventionRichmond, Virginia

13oct(oct 13)8:00 am15(oct 15)10:00 pmThe Symphonic Organ at StoneleighAn Aeolian-Skinner Celebration

July 2020

26jul(jul 26)12:01 am31(jul 31)11:59 pmOHS 2020 National ConventionColumbus, Ohio

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)



Nathan Laube in Concert

Purchase your tickets now to hear NATHAN LAUBE in recital on the mighty E.M. Skinner, Opus 871 at Girard College. Tuesday October 15, 2019 at 7:30pm.  All proceeds go to the Girard College Friends of the Organ Guild whose efforts to restore the organ are ongoing.

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