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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Sustaining Membership

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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.

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OHS News


Breaking News

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.

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)