News from the
Organ Historical Society

Pipe Organ Database Gets New Look 

After months of work and devel­op­ment, the new inter­face for the OHS Pipe Organ Data­base launch­es Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 26, 2024. The entire struc­ture and tech­nol­o­gy as well as true rela­tion­al data­base pro­to­cols make it supreme­ly faster than the cur­rent inter­face. We have…

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NOLA Organ Recital — April 212022

NOLA Organ Recital — April 21, 2022 The OHS is pleased to be spon­sor­ing an evening recital on the Skin­ner Organ, Opus 622, 1926 on Thurs­day April 21st at Tem­ple Sinai in New Orleans, LA.  Open to the pub­lic, the recital fea­tures Dr. J. Thomas Mitts and Dr. Richard…

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Documentary | A Breath of Fresh Air 

A Breath of Fresh Air  Imag­ine watch­ing a 200-year old organ, bro­ken, tat­tered, and for­got­ten com­ing to life again. Imag­ine see­ing crafts­men and his­to­ri­ans work­ing togeth­er on a neglect­ed instru­ment, restor­ing it to glo­ry piece by piece. Imag­ine gaz­ing at its…

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Librarian Assistant needed at The Organ Historical Society 

LIBRARIAN ASSISTANT need­ed at The Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety The Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety seeks to fill a part-time posi­tion of Librar­i­an Assis­tant at its nation­al head­quar­ters in Vil­lano­va, PA.  The suc­cess­ful can­di­date must embrace the mis­sion of Organ Historical…

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Relay in Honor of James Weaver | May 252020

Relay in Hon­or of James Weaver | May 25, 2020 Mem­bers of the East­man School of Music Organ Depart­ment are orga­niz­ing a long-dis­tance run­ning and walk­ing relay to raise funds for the E. Pow­er Big­gs Schol­ars pro­gram, a pro­gram that facil­i­tates the par­tic­i­pa­tion of…

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James M. Weaver (1937 – 2020)

James M. Weaver1937 – 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…

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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…

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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

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