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Organ Historical Society

Welcome to the 2015-2016 season of the Hilbus Chapter OHS! 

Chapter membership dues are $14 and can be paid by check
made out to "Hilbus Chapter, OHS" and mailed to:
Hilbus Chapter, OHS
c/o Carolyn Booth
9200 LaBelle Lane
Gaithersburg, MD  20879-1465

July 2015 Newsletter of the Hilbus Chapter Click Here!
August 2015 Newsletter of the Hilbus Chapter Click Here!
September 2015 Newsletter of the Hilbus Chapter Click Here!
October 2015 Newsletter of the Hilbus Chapter Click Here!
November 2015 Newsletter of the Hilbus Chapter Click Here!

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Click the "About" and "Founders" buttons on the left to read more about the Hilbus Chapter and Our History.
(All 2015/2016 Newsletters are available at the bottom of this page)

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Our Next Hilbus Chapter Organ crawl will be on
The Third Saturday of November -
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Upper Montgomery County Maryland


Crawl prepared by Carl Schwartz
10:00 AM: Damascus United Methodist Church
9700 New Church Street
Damascus, Maryland 20872
1930 Skinner Organ Company, Opus 843
Three manuals and Pedal - 31 ranks
Electro-pneumatic action
Directions:
From Baltimore - The church is 32 miles from the intersection of I-70 and I-695.
Merge onto I-70 W (23.0 miles). Take Exit 68 for MD-27 (0.2 miles).
Turn left onto MD-27 S/Ridge Road (sign for Damascus/Mt. Airy) (5.0 miles)
Turn left onto Woodfield Road (1.0 mile). Turn left onto New Church Street.
Destination will be on the right (499 feet).
From Points South - The church is 21 miles from the merge onto I-270.
Take I-270 towards Frederick. Head northwest on I-270 Spur N - Merge onto I-270 N (12.7 miles).
Take Exit 16 toward Damascus (0.5 miles) - Merge onto Ridge Road (6.9 miles).
Turn right onto Bethesda Church Road (0.5 miles).
Turn left onto Woodfield Road (0.2 miles) Turn right onto New Church Street.
Destination will be on the right (499 feet)

11:45 AM:  Messiah Lutheran Church - LCMS
11 Washington Street
Germantown, Maryland 20874
Host: Bill Parsons
1990 Flentrop Orgelbouw
2 manuals and pedal - 23 stops - 30 ranks
Mechanical Action
Directions: From Damascus UMC - Head west on New Church Street toward Woodfield Road (499 feet).
Turn right onto Woodfield Road (489 feet).
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Main Street (0.2 miles). Continue onto MD-27 S Ridge Road (6.5 miles).
Use the left two lanes to turn onto N. Frederick Road (0.9 miles).
Turn right onto Germantown Road (3.1 miles).
Turn right onto MD-117 W/Clopper Road.
Destination will be on the right (0.4 miles).

12:30 PM:  Lunch -  Dogfish Head Alehouse
800 West Diamond Avenue
Gaithersburg,, Maryland 20878
Directions: From Messiah Lutheran Church - Head southeast on MD-117 E/Clopper Road (4.3miles). Turn left onto Bureau Drive (331 feet). Turn right into parking lot.

2:30 PM:  Church of the Ascension, Episcopal
205 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Host: Carl Schwartz
2001 Casavant Frerés, Opus 3801
2 manuals and pedal - 22 ranks
Directions:
From Dogfish Head Alehouse - Turn left on Bureau Drive.
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto MD-117 E/W Diamond Avenue (0.9 miles).
Turn right onto MD-117 E (0.2 miles).
Turn right onto S. Frederick Avenue (0.3 miles).
Turn right onto South Summit Avenue. Church will be on left. You may park in the lot at Ascension House across the street.
DIRECTION TO I-270 - Drive south on MD-355 Frederick Road to I-370 spur west.
DIRECTIONS TO BALTIMORE - South on MD-355. Left on Shady Grove Road to ICC (left exit). In order to use ICC you must have EZ Pass. This will take you to US 29 or I-95 North.

Our Previous Hilbus Chapter Organ crawl was on
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Autumn in Cumberland, Maryland

Crawl prepared by Mark Steiner
10:00 AM: Emmanuel Episcopal Church
16 Washington Street
Cumberland, Maryland
1952 M.P. Möller, Opus 8263
Mark Steiner - Organist/Choirmaster
Two manuals & Pedal, three division, 21 ranks
Rebuilt in 1984

11:45 AM:  First Presbyterian Church
11 Washington Street
Cumberland, Maryland
Judith Brown, Director of Music
1930 M.P. Moller, Opus 5609
3 manuals and pedal, 31 ranks
Rebuilt in 2001 by Lewis and Hitchcock

12:30 PM:  Lunch -  Patrick’s Pub
7 Willison Place
Cumberland, Maryland 21214
2:30 PM:  St. Patrick RC Church
15706 Mount St. Patrick Road, NW,
Mount Salvage, Maryland
1856 Henry Erben
1 manual, mechanic action, 6 ranks


July 2015 Newsletter of the Hilbus Chapter Click Here!
August 2015 Newsletter of the Hilbus Chapter Click Here!
September 2015 Newsletter of the Hilbus Chapter Click Here!
October 2015 Newsletter of the Hilbus Chapter Click Here!


The 2014 Annual OHS Convention was in
Syracuse, New York
August 11 - 14, 2014

The Hilbus Chapter had a strong showing at the OHS 2015 convention in Springfield, Massachusetts and a great time was had by all!!

Many thanks to John Mitchell for taking the picture for us!
An additional 6 members were unable to make it for the picture

Hilbus members at OHS 2013 Convention

Other items of interest:

The itineraries for all previous 2012 - 2013 crawls are available from the "Recent Crawls" link in the left hand column. Crawl reports and pictures are available in the online newsletters, which are also linked on the "Recent Crawls" page.
Check back often for the 2015-2016 season crawls!

This site is continuously under construction! Check back often for updates.  Site last updated on November 8, 2015

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