Welcome to Hilbus

of the

Organ Historical Society

Welcome to the July 2019 - June 2020 season of the Hilbus Chapter of the 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

Click the "About" and "Founders" buttons on the left to read more about the Hilbus Chapter and Our History.
(All 2019-2020 Newsletters are available at the bottom of this page)

Like us on Facebook!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/hilbus/

We are sad to announce that
our next Hilbus Chapter Organ Crawl
originally scheduled for
The Fourth Saturday of March -
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Has Been Cancelled
Due to concerns of the global health crisis.
Please stay well and safe.

We hope to be able resume in April.
Please check in for updates.


Our Previous Hilbus Chapter Organ crawl was on
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Significant Recent DC Trackers

Crawl prepared by Carolyn Booth - Thank you, Carolyn, for an Excellent crawl!

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM:  Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
1995/2019 Lively-Fulcher Organ Company
4 manuals, 68 stops, Mechanical-Action

12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM:  Lunch On Your Own at The Daily Grill
1200 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM:  St. Peter's Church on Capitol Hill
313 2nd St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
2019 Noack Organ Company Opus 162
3 manual, mechanical action, 47 stops 

For a review of this crawl
Click Here!

Our April 2020 Hilbus Chapter Organ crawl will be on
The Fourth Saturday of April -
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Joint Crawl with the Baltimore AGO to churches in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area

Our May 2020 Hilbus Chapter Organ crawl will be on
The Fourth Saturday of May -
Saturday, May 22, 2020
Crawl to Damascus, Maryland area and Chapter Picnic and annual meeting at the Becker residence.


Links to 2019-2020 Hilbus Chapter Newsletters with previous crawl reports:

September 2019 Newsletter of the Hilbus Chapter Click Here!
October 2019 Newsletter of the Hilbus Chapter Click Here!
November 2019 Newsletter of the Hilbus Chapter Click Here!
January-February 2020 Newsletter of the Hilbus Chapter Click Here!
March 2020 Newsletter of the Hilbus Chapter Click Here!

(You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the newsletters)

Crawls are held every month except in December and during the Annual OHS Convention held in July

The 2019 Annual OHS Convention was in
Dallas, Texas
July 14 - 18, 2019

The Hilbus Chapter had a strong showing at the OHS 2019 convention in Dallas, Texas and a great time was had by all!!
Click here to see pictures of the Convention venues

Join us in Columbus, Ohio for the 2020 Annual OHS Convention
July 26 - 31, 2020

Visit the OHS website for details

Organ Historical Society


Other items of interest:

The itineraries for all previous 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 upcoming crawls!

This site is continuously under construction! Check back often for updates.  
Site last updated on February 9, 2020

Hilbus ca. 1811 organ
Jacob Hilbus organ which was originally installed ca. 1811 in Christ Church Episcopal, Alexandria, Virginia

Monks pumping a pipe organ

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