Remembering Beverly Pease

Beverly Pease, a great friend of the Estey Organ Museum and the reed organ community, passed away on January 27.  Along with her husband Nelson, Beverly served as an EOM docent, adviser, and guest presenter. Beverly was Publications Secretary for the International Reed Organ Society, of which she was a charter member, and managed orders for archival material. She also managed the media tables for ROS biennial conventions. Beverly was the business manager of two family businesses: N.B. Pease & Co. (antique cars) and The Pease Collection of Historical Instruments in Palmer, MA. Click here to read her obituary.

Honoring the Carnahans

Congratulations to EOM Trustee Emeritus John Carnahan and his wife Mary on the honor bestowed on them by the Vermont Legislature on January 19. “H.C.R. 84: House concurrent resolution honoring the civic contributions of John H. and Mary F. Carnahan to the community life of Brattleboro.” Click here to view the resolution.    

Closed for the Season

The Estey Organ Museum is now closed for the Winter season. We will re-open in mid-May 2023.  Check this site for opening information.

The Estey Story on YouTube

Not able to visit the museum?  Suggestion: View the new video, “Estey Organ Museum: The Estey Story, ” on our YouTube channel.

Dennis Waring to Lead EOM

The Board of Trustees of Estey Organ Museum in Brattleboro have elected Dr. Dennis Waring of Guilford as President of the Board to a one-year term.

Estey Field Organ (re)Sounding in Bennington

On July 3 the Bennington Museum will reopen, extending its (re)Sounding exhibit through the Fall. (re)Sounding is a multi-media show which brings vintage instruments in the collection back to life in new compositions. Featured is a 1940’s era Estey Field Organ, on loan from the Estey Organ Museum.

Estey Organ CD Now Available

“Vox Jubilante – Victorian Sounds on Estey Organs” contains a selection of Victorian secular and sacred songs performed on Estey reed and pipe organs. The CD is available from our online store.

Origins of Esteyville

Listen to the Brattleboro Historical Society’s podcast, Origins of Esteyville, created by local junior high school students:

Remembering Clemens Kalischer

In memory of Clemens Kalischer, EOM has remounted with updated captions the Summer 2007 exhibit of photographs of organ pipe-making at the Estey factory. The photos, taken by Mr. Kalischer in the late 1950s, give viewers a rare look at some of the methods and tools used in the production of pipe organs.

EOM In Atlas Obscura

“The Vermont Town that has Too Many Organs.”   Read about our “curse” in Atlas Obscura.