In November 2001, Ned Phoenix, a reed organ restorer from Townshend, VT, convened a meeting at First Baptist Church in Brattleboro, VT to discuss the feasibility of creating a museum to celebrate the significant role of the Estey Organ Company in the town of Brattleboro.
Within two months, the Estey Organ Museum was incorporated, a Board of Directors was elected, and the work of crafting a non-profit organization had begun.
By July, a building on Birge Street was selected and creating a museum commenced.
Since our grand opening in 2003, the Estey Organ Museum has welcomed hundreds of visitors from all over the country, presented numerous organ recitals, lectures, and workshops, and contributed to the civic and cultural life of southern Vermont.
On the 20th anniversary of our founding, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate our significant accomplishments and to imagine what our future holds.
We invite you to visit us this season; we are planning several special events to mark our anniversary. Watch our website for announcements.
If you are not already a member, consider joining us or making a contribution to the museum to help us further our mission: to collect, preserve, and interpret the physical and cultural heritage of the Estey Organ Company and to promote the continued use and enjoyment of Estey organs.
- Acknowledging Our Founders