THEATRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

aka THS or THSA   |   Pittsburgh, PA   |  www.historictheatres.org

Mission

The Theatre Historical Society of America is a non-profit educational and historical organization which records the architectural, cultural and social history of American theatres and encourages and promotes awareness, appreciation and serious study of them. We serve as a resource for members, researchers, architects, preservationists and others through our publications, archives and other activities, and serve as an advocate for the preservation, restoration and reuse of America's historic theatres.

Ruling year info

1975

Executive Director

Mr. Richard L. Fosbrink

Main address

461 Cochran Rd. #144

Pittsburgh, PA 15228 USA

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EIN

51-0172526

NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

History Museums (A54)

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Our programs

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American Theatre Architecture Archives

Acquisition, maintenance and operation of an extensive archive of material on more than 14,000 American theatres, including photographs, negatives, 27,000 transparencies, 650 books, 250 linear feet of periodicals, trade and professional journals, magazines, clippings, corporate and business records, playbills and programs, supplier and trade catalogs; 350 sets of blueprints, drawings; 1,500 postcards; three-dimensional architectural artifacts; theatre furnishings, uniforms; and numerous other items relating to American theatres and their history. Material is available to members and non-member researchers and historians.

Population(s) Served

Held annually (continuously since 1970) in a different city or area of the country, typically attended by 100-250 members and non-members. The four to five day event includes visits to 25 to 40 historic theatres, as well as many social activities, including slide presentations, book and merchandise sales and a silent auction.

Population(s) Served

The Society regularly produces an illustrated quarterly journal, Marquee (published continuously since 1969), featuring research papers and articles, reprints of early historic material and illustrations from the Society's archive; an Annual Edition(published continuously since 1970), featuring an in-depth presentation of a theatre or topic; and a quarterly newsletter, with timely news of interest on theatres, members and activities.

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THEATRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Joseph Masher

Bow Tie Cinemas

Term: 2017 -

Ed Kelsey

Historic Building Services

Joseph Masher

Bow Tie Cinemas

Jon Flynn

David Syfczak

Jeff Greene

EverGreene Architectural Arts

Stephen Rourke

Rourke & Rosenberg

Steve Kaplowitz

Pantechnicon

Tinsy Labrie

Visit Pittsburgh

Richard Wolfe

Roxy Theater

Ross Melnick

University of California

AJ Roquevert

David Newell

Fred Rogers Company

Matt Lambros

Afterthefinalcurtain.net

Craig Morrison

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes