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Organ Historical Society

Vote for the OHS DSA

Award Descrip­tion 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…

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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: Lau­ra Agn­er David Ander­son Alexan­der Ash­man Nathaniel Brown Trevor Car­olan Roshan Chakane Yun Choi Evan Cur­rie Andrew Deier­lein Ian Esmonde Kait­lyn Fitzen…

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Strawbery Banke makes gift to the OHS

PORTSMOUTH – Straw­bery Banke Muse­um in Decem­ber de-acces­sioned an antique cab­i­net organ and trans­ferred the rare musi­cal instru­ment to the col­lec­tion of the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety. Fol­low­ing ini­tial dis­cus­sions between the muse­um and soci­ety in July, Bill…

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2018 Pipe Organ Calendar

Our 2018 Pipe Organ Cal­en­dar is now avail­able! The OHS 2018 Cal­en­dar cel­e­brates the 63rd Annu­al Con­ven­tion of the OHS – Rochester, New York, July 29 to August 3, 2018 – show­cas­ing one of the most diverse col­lec­tions of Amer­i­can and Euro­pean organs from the 18th to…

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From the CEO — Fall, 2017

Dear Friends. They arrived by train from Modesto, Cal­i­for­nia and Northamp­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts — by plane from Ontario, Hawaii, Aus­tralia, and Italy — and from Venice, Flori­da, Port­land, Ore­gon, Nashua, New Hamp­shire, from a host of states along all our bor­ders, and in…

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From the Chair — Fall, 2017

This is the last col­umn I will write as Chair, and by the time it appears in print, a new Board of Direc­tors will have tak­en office. In my pre­vi­ous col­umn, I reflect­ed on the sig­nif­i­cance the OHS has had in my musi­cal growth over the eight years that I have been an…

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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…

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Host a Convention

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…

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OHS Press New Book

It will soon be 20 years since The Aeo­lian Pipe Organ and Its Music was pub­lished by the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety. This land­mark vol­ume has been out of print for so long that copies now sell for more than $500. A sec­ond edi­tion, revised and great­ly expand­ed, is now in…

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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

330 North Spring Mill Road
Vil­lano­va, PA 19085 – 1737
(484) 488-PIPE (7473)