Dear Friends and Members of the Organ Historical Society,
We need your help! This strong statement is to alert you to the fact that we might lose our beloved new home. The Lower Merion School District has indicated it may use eminent domain to take Stoneleigh: a natural garden to build a new school and/or playing fields. We are joining forces with Natural Lands to prevent this possibility we urge you to click here for www.savestoneleigh.org. There you can read Molly Morrison’s impassioned letter and sign the petition that already has more than 7,500 signatures.
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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!
Help OHS Save Stoneleigh!
Dear Friends and Members of the Organ Historical Society,
We need your help! This strong statement is to alert you to the fact that we might lose our beloved new home. The Lower Merion School District has indicated it may use eminent domain to take Stoneleigh: a natural garden to build a new school and/or playing fields. We are joining forces with Natural Lands to prevent this possibility I urge you to click here for www.savestoneleigh.org. There you can read Molly Morrison’s impassioned letter and sign the petition that already has more than 7,500 signatures.
On Tuesday, May 15, the Board of the Organ Historical Society signed the following Resolution, unanimously, in which the ultimate damages to the OHS are fully defined.
As the Board urges, please sign the petition, and do ask all your friends who love the pipe organ to help us save the new home of the OHS Library and Archives.
Vote now for the OHS DSA (Distinguished Service Award)!
The Distinguished Service Award is the premier recognition given by the Organ Historical Society for volunteer work by members of the organization. It recognizes significant contributions of the highest order for the promotion and betterment of the Society. Promotion can include noteworthy and outstanding contributions to the programs and mission of the Society as well as advertising and public relations.
Recipients must be members of the OHS who have contributed significant service in terms of time, talent, and work – not philanthropy, though it is recognized that many volunteers also give monetary donations to the OHS.
Your nomination must be received by midnight, June 15, 2018. If you send your nomination by USPS it must be postmarked no later than June 15.
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E. Power Biggs Fellowships Announced
The E. Power Biggs Selection Committee is pleased to announce this year’s class of Biggs Fellows:
The Fellowship award includes all expenses associated with attending the 2018 Convention in Rochester, New York, plus a two-year membership in the OHS. We are most grateful for the work of the Selection Committee: Gregory Crowell, Scott Dettra, Paul Fritts, Clara Gerdes, Christa Rakich, and chair Samuel Baker. Beginning next year, a new chairperson and committee will be named to assume the duties of selecting future Biggs Fellows.E. Power Biggs Fellowships Announced
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The OHS Pipe Organ Database has moved!
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.
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