Donate to the OHS
Support our wonderful programs.
OHS Endowment Fund
Consider a gift to support long-term financial stability of the OHS.
E. Power Biggs Fellowship
Help introduce deserving individuals to our National Conventions.
OHS Annual Fund
Help support operating expenses of OHS programs and services.
OHS Library & Archives
Support the Society’s unparalleled research collection.
Become A Member
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!
The OHS Pipe Organ Database has moved!
The OHS seeks a Chief Executive Officer
The Organ Historical Society (founded 1956) seeks a Chief Executive Officer to assume office July 1, 2018. Under the CEO’s innovative leadership, OHS, the premier national organization dedicated to the pipe organ, aspires to bring transformational change to the pipe organ community, through new programs, events, and educational offerings, all centered at its new home at Stoneleigh Estate, Villanova, Penn. Interested persons should send a confidential resume and a letter of interest that responds to the leadership statement and job description found on this site to:
Fred Haas, CEO Search Committee Chair
1717 Arch St., 14th Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Review of applications now underway, including ongoing interviews. Announcement expected in January, 2018.
Visit http://ceosearch.organhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
Call for Conventions
Are you proud of the historic pipe organs in your area? Would you like to share them with the rest of the OHS membership?
The Organ Historical Society is seeking proposals to host conventions in 2020 and 2021, and we would love to come visit! If you’ve ever wanted to show off the organs in your area to the rest of the OHS membership, this is a great opportunity. As a first step, please contact the CEO, Jim Weaver, at email@example.com to start a conversation about the possibility of hosting. After this, an initial proposal will need to have a preliminary list of organs to visit and a preliminary itinerary, as well as a list of people who would be willing to serve on a convention committee. For complete information on hosting a convention, please download the convention guidelines here.
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 32 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. Membership levels [$70 – Regular, Institution / Business, $60 – Senior, and only $25 for Students — electronic delivery only] are wonderfully affordable and 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