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That's the only requirement for membership in this society of friends of the organ. We are an international organization that seeks members from all levels of interest in the organ. Whether you simply listen enthusiastically or you play, build, or study the organ as an avocation or profession, the Organ Historical Society invites you to join. The Society promotes a widespread musical and historical interest in American organbuilding through collection, preservation, and publication of historical information, and through recordings and public concerts. As a member you will:
- Receive the Society's quarterly magazine The Tracker.
- Receive the Society's annual Organ Handbook.
- Meet others who share your love for the organ and its music.
- Receive invitations to attend the annual National Conventions of the Society, which are held in June, July or August in places where there are interesting and historic organs.
- Receive catalogs of hundreds of organ and choral recordings, organ publications and music, with some special prices for members.
Through your membership, help preserve and document the American organ building heritage and support the OHS American Organ Archives, the largest organ research collection in the world.
From a modest beginning in 1956, the Society has grown steadily in membership and is now an international group of music lovers, musicians, organbuilders, historians, and scholars. This growth, which has spread to other countries, is evidence that a significant step forward in musical culture and historical scholarship has been fostered since the Society's founding.
The OHS Mission Statement
The Organ Historical Society is dedicated to documenting and preserving historic pipe organs and to raising public awareness and appreciation of America's organ heritage.
-Adopted by the National Council, November 14, 2008