This season the museum is sponsoring two re-homing events: September 24 and October 8 from 2 to 4p.m. at the museum, 108 Birge Street, rear. Looking for parts to repair your reed organ? Wishing you had a parlor organ for your parlor? In search of well-aged pieces of black walnut? You’re invited to Estey Organ Museum’s fifth annual re-homing season, this year in partnership with the Brattleboro Historical Society. Many of the instruments could be rehabilitated by cleaning and bellows repair but others are musically unusable. Although purists may decry the idea of turning a musical instrument into a desk or liquor cabinet, that is still a way to respect and enjoy the fine woodworking and craftsmanship of Estey workers […]
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.
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.