Stoneleigh Video Tour
Watch this video about our Aeolian-Skinner
In this video Adam Dieffenbach gives us a tour of Aeolian-Skinner Opus 878 at Stoneleigh, Villanova, Pennsylvania.
James M. Weaver
1937 – 2020
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jim Weaver, past CEO of the Organ Historical Society. Jim was a beloved member of the Society who gave to everyone he met a generosity of spirit, kindness, and gentle demeanor. Throughout his tenure, Jim brought integrity and determination to the business of the Society. Jim spearheaded the gargantuan task of moving the headquarters of the OHS from Richmond, Virginia to the estate and grounds of Stoneleigh in Villanova, Pennsylvania. His efforts also bolstered the E. Power Biggs Scholars program into a robust, sustaining opportunity for young members of the pipe organ community. As described by others, and known by all, Jim Weaver was a true “gentleman”. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the thousands of OHS members, we send our condolences to Sam Baker and all of Jim’s family members.
In lieu of flowers, you may wish to make a donation to the E. Power Biggs Scholars Program in Jim’s memory. You may make your donation here.
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Columbus Convention Postponed to 2022
OHS 2020 Convention
Postponed until 2022
After lengthy and careful negotiations, the OHS and the Hilton Columbus Hotel have agreed to postpone the 2020 convention, pushing back to 2022. We are most grateful to their management team for coming to these terms without penalty to the OHS. Each person who registered for the convention has been contacted by telephone and/or email regarding this issue.
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!
Youth Advisory Panel Gets Underway
Youth Advisory Panel Gets Underway
Read their first letter to the membership.
The Organ Historical Society announces a Research Grant
The Organ Historical Society announces a Research Grant. Applications are due by November 1, 2020. Click here for details about the application process.
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.
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)