Coro­n­avirus Update
The OHS Con­ven­tion is on sched­ule for July.
We look for­ward to see­ing you in Colum­bus.

OHS 2020 Convention


The 2020 Con­ven­tion Committee is pleased to host the 65th annu­al con­ven­tion of the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety. Colum­bus is a dynam­ic cos­mopoli­tan cen­ter span­ning three coun­ties and tran­scend­ing the bound­aries of the set­tle­ments estab­lished at the nexus of the Scioto and Olen­tangy Rivers. Pipe organs of the cap­i­tal city range from new-to-old and rep­re­sent a broad cross-sec­tion. Our con­ven­tion will trace antique influ­ences along with recent mod­ern con­tri­bu­tions of the 21st cen­tu­ry.

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

of the OHS Catalog

OHS News


Breaking News

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.


Changes in the Organ World: 1970 – 2020

Changes in the Organ World: 1970 – 2020

Craig Cramer has been a val­ued col­league, men­tor, and friend to organ­ists around the world dur­ing his long tenure as pro­fes­sor of organ at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame. As he pre­pares to retire in May 2020, we at Notre Dame are prepar­ing a con­fer­ence in his hon­or. Changes in the Organ World, 1970 – 2020” will explore organ play­ing, teach­ing, and build­ing over the course of Craig’s career and fea­ture per­form­ers and pan­elists from across the pro­fes­sion. 

Changes in the Organ World, 1970 – 2020
Cel­e­brat­ing the Career of Prof. Craig Cramer
March 22 – 24, 2020
Uni­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN


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.

Vis­it now.

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)



An Important Update

Dear OHS members,


Please stay safe and healthy.  For the next few weeks, all members of the national staff are working remotely.


While the main office is closed, phone calls are being forwarded directly to Marica Sommers, Executive Assistant. Email correspondence is the preferred method of communication. The April issue of the Tracker should be sent in the mail very soon.


Memberships are being processed daily as are donations to the various funds. The online catalog continues to operate with some delay in processing orders.


PIPEUP 2020! is a campaign where we are asking YOU to encourage a new person to become a member.  OR perhaps you feel inclined to give a GIFT membership to someone you know.


Registrations to the convention in July continue to be accepted with the early bird registration rate in effect until April 1st.


The OHS is committed to hosting the 2020 convention unless government agencies and common sense dictate otherwise.  We remain hopeful that by the end of July, the USA and the world will be welcoming travel and conventions such as ours.  


Watch this space for further updates.  Meanwhile, stay safe with your loved ones.

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