Friday, July 27, 2007

Today@Sam: Organ Donors

The 113-year old organ from Old Main has resurfaced....

I actually saw the organ in the museum rotunda ten years ago or so, and I guess I was partly excited because this was something tangible that had a direct association with Old Main. Of course, one of my instructors had taught in the Main Building, too, and could have been considered an artifact of a different sort but it just wasn’t the same. During my campus visit July 4, I happened to peek in the windows of the Peabody to see the now-emptied building full of life as people bustled about in front of the massive instrument.

At any rate, the organ is back and will be taking up residence in the Peabody Library following a dedication ceremony Friday, August 3 at 4:30 p.m.