Registration is Now Open!

Visit the 2019 Convention Website
July 14 — 18

The 2019 con­ven­tion site is now avail­able.

New mate­r­i­al is being added reg­u­lar­ly, and there will be forth­com­ing infor­ma­tion about the Hotel, Reg­is­tra­tion and Venues.

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.

Support the OHS

Support the OHS

Sup­port our won­der­ful pro­grams.

OHS Annual
Fund Drive

Help sup­port oper­at­ing expens­es of OHS pro­grams and ser­vices.

Hon­or­ing the past,
Enrich­ing the present,
Curat­ing the future! 

Big Things
Are Happening!

Celebrate the
re-opening

of the OHS Catalog

Become A Member

Become A Member

Join Today!

Please con­sid­er the good works of the Soci­ety in edu­cat­ing, pre­serv­ing, and chron­i­cling a rich organ her­itage and cul­ture, and the impor­tance of sup­port­ing these efforts in your deci­sion to become a mem­ber. You will receive a sub­scrip­tion to our quar­ter­ly mag­a­zine, The Track­er, and all ben­e­fits of mem­ber­ship, includ­ing mem­bers’ prices on some items in the OHS Cat­a­log. Any time of year is a good time to join OHS!

OHS News

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Breaking News

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.

Vis­it 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!

 

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

June 2019

18jun(jun 18)12:00 am22(jun 22)11:59 pmLongwood Gardens2019 International Organ Competition

July 2019

14jul(jul 14)12:00 am18(jul 18)11:59 pmOHS 2019 National ConventionDallas, Texas

October 2019

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)
info@​organhistoricalsociety.​org

 

 

Register for OHS 2019 Dallas Now!

Register for OHS 2019 Dallas Now!

Plan to arrive on Sunday July 14th for the first event which begins at 4:30pm. The schedule of events provides an excellent blend of exciting instruments, engaging presentations, a hymn festival, and plenty of tasty food! You will want to stay for the extra day on Friday July 19th to hear the magnificent Casavant at Broadway Baptist Church, take a train ride and eat delicious barbecue.

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