OHS Chapters

Hilbus Chap­ter
The Hilbus Chap­ter of OHS serves the mid-Atlantic area rough­ly from Bal­ti­more, MD to Alexan­dria, VA and was found­ed in 1970. Our month­ly activ­i­ties take us to vis­it organs of inter­est not only in the Greater Wash­ing­ton and Bal­ti­more met­ro­pol­i­tan areas, but also from the East­ern Shore of MD to as far west as Win­ches­ter, VA. Come join us!

Michi­gan Chap­ter
The Michi­gan Chap­ter of the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety (O.H.S.) was found­ed in 1994 for the pur­pose of pre­sent­ing the 1995 O.H.S. Low­er Michi­gan Nation­al Con­ven­tion. Found­ing offi­cers were Dana Hull, Pres­i­dent, MaryAnn Crugher Bal­duf, Sec­re­tary and Bri­an Buehler, Trea­sur­er. Under their lead­er­ship, the Chap­ter remained active in south­east Michi­gan for the bet­ter part of a decade fol­low­ing the con­ven­tion. Dur­ing that time, its meet­ings show­cased many his­toric organ venues and encour­aged the restora­tion and main­te­nance of ven­er­a­ble instru­ments through­out the area. That peri­od also saw Chap­ter mem­bers work­ing dili­gent­ly to con­tin­ue restora­tion efforts cen­tered on an 1892 John­son & Sons instru­ment at the Cass Avenue Methodist Church in a Detroit urban neigh­bor­hood. Ter­ry Jankows­ki sub­se­quent­ly assumed the treasurer’s duties and was for­mal­ly elect­ed to the posi­tion in 2005, along with Carl Bal­duf, Pres­i­dent and Steven Ball, Vice Pres­i­dent. A web­site, estab­lished in 2005, has replaced The Impost, the Chapter’s print­ed pub­li­ca­tion. The site con­tains min­utes (with pho­tos and sounds) of meet­ings since Octo­ber 8, 2005, links to meet­ing notices, plus a page of recital announce­ments.

New Orleans Chap­ter
The New Orleans Chap­ter of the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety has the awe­some task of look­ing after the many his­toric organs in the Cres­cent City. Rich in reli­gious her­itage, New Orleans and the sur­round­ing area is home to many fine his­toric instru­ments. Over the last twen­ty years, the chap­ter has been a dri­ving force in keep­ing these price­less trea­sures play­ing, and mak­ing sure that their own­ers are aware of the sig­nif­i­cance they hold in the his­to­ry of our church­es and insti­tu­tions of wor­ship. Our city has been the site of both a major nation­al con­ven­tion and a win­ter Odyssey.

Chica­go-Mid­west Chap­ter
The Chica­go-Mid­west Chap­ter of the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety was formed in 1980. Since that time, the Chap­ter has enjoyed a rich and var­ied range of activ­i­ties, and has grown to include mem­ber­ship from as many as four­teen states. At the time of its for­ma­tion, the name Chica­go-Mid­west was cho­sen since, while the Chapter’s pri­ma­ry focus was the organ in the Chica­go area, it was then the only OHS Chap­ter in the Mid­west region. The Chica­go-Mid­west Chap­ter issues a quar­ter­ly jour­nal, The Stopt Dia­pa­son, long rec­og­nized for its excel­lence in qual­i­ty research on organs not only in Chica­go, but in many oth­er areas, as well.

OHS Chapters

Chapter NameContact PersonAddressPhone No.

Chicago-Midwest

Derek Nickels

℅ Church of the Holy Comforter
222 Kenilworth Avenue
Kenilworth, IL 60043

847-251-6120

Eastern Iowa

Rodney Levsen

221 Maple Street
PO Box 542
Buffalo, IA 52728

563-381-1242

Harmony Society
Western PA
Ohio Valley

Walt Adkins

476 First Street
Heidelberg, PA 15106-4046

412-276-0825

Hilbus
Washington-Baltimore

Carolyn Booth

 

 

Memphis

Dennis Wujcik

2277 Union Avenue #104
Memphis, TN 38104-4364

901-722-8753

Miohs, Michigan

Carl Balduf

1046 Coleman Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198-6308

734-485-0411

Mid-Hudson,
New York

Stuart L. Ballinger

11 Lown Court
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-3321

 

New Orleans

Rachelen Lien

1010 Nashville Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

504-899-1139

Pacific-Northwest

David Dahl

 

 

Wisconsin

Phyllis Frankenstein

1253 Riverton Drive
Mukwonago, WI 53149

262-363-4380

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
(804) 3539226
info@​organhistoricalsociety.​org

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