Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ Society Inc

  • Annapolis, MD
  • http://www.acchos.org

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Mission Statement

The A.C.C.H.O.S. has the following goals:
1. To create a greater awareness of, and interest in, the pipe organs housed in the Atlantic City Convention Hall - especially in terms of their future potential.
2. To promote the pipe organs through newsletters, magazine articles, and recordings, both audio and video.
3. To arrange periodic organ recitals, and to organize an annual A.C.C.H.O.S. meeting in the Convention Hall.
4. To encourage ongoing restoration of the instruments and promote maintenance and restoration funding at local, State, Federal, and International levels.

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Service Areas

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International

The building and organs are registered as National Historic Places and are known throughout the world.

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Stephen Smith

Co Principal Officer

Self-reported

Charles Swisher

Keywords

Self-reported

pipe organ, Atlantic City Convention Hall,Midmer-Losh, Kimball pipe organ, restoration, maintenance, utilization, Grand Ophicleide,

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Also Known As

Acchos, Inc.

EIN

52-2097565

Physical Address

2301 Boardwalk

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The organs, unique in the world, are of global interest attested to by the number and origin of visitors participating in bi-monthly tours provided by the society in cooperation with Boardwalk Hall management. Tours are also attracting students and professional organizations.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

The ACCHOS currently prepares a quarterly newsletter, the GRAND OPHICLEIDE, to keep members informed of activities. The Society offers for sale books on the auditorium organ's history, a book of 92 photos taken during construction (1929-32), a test CD recorded in 1998 before renovation of Convention Hall began, a reissue of the 1956 Robert Elmore recordings on both hall organs in CD format and a professionally produced DVD making the case for restoration (50 min feature plus related video). All may be order from the web site: www.acchos.org

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Budget

Service Areas

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International

The building and organs are registered as National Historic Places and are known throughout the world.

Funding Needs

Approximately $6-7M of which $1.1M is in hand

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Operations

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Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ Society Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Stephen Smith

Co Principal Officer

Charles Swisher

BIO

Stephen David Smith, born: London, England, 1961.
Organ studies with Anne Marsden Thomas.
Held sub-organist posts at a number of churches.
Played at many major London venues.
Studied Midmer-Losh organ in the Atlantic City Convention Hall for more than 20 years and has written the definitive history of the organ. Considers the instrument to be a national treasure.
Hopes that ACCHOS will continue to increase awareness of the
instrument's existence and restoration imperative.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Restoration of the Kimball organ is nearing completion and a re-dedication concert is being planned. Restoration of the Midmer-Losh is underway with one of eight pipe chamber again operational."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Stephen Smith

ACCHOS, Inc

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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