Stevens Memorial Chapel
238 Main Street
Vineyard Haven (Tisbury), Massachusetts 02568

Courtesy of The Martha's Vineyard Times; © The Martha's Vineyard Times

Hook & Hastings, Boston, Massachusetts, Opus 2029, 1904
Refurbished by Andover Organ Company, Methuen, Massachusetts and Jeremy Adams, 2005

Two manuals and Pedal

Organ Specifications

GREAT

8' Open Diapason
8' Dulciana
4' Octave

SWELL

8' Viola
8' Unison Bass
8' Gedackt
4' Flute Harmonique

PEDAL

16' Sub Bass

COUPLERS

Swell to Great 8'
Swell to Great 4'
Swell to Pedal 8'
Great to Pedal 8'



The organ was featured in The Martha's Vineyard Times...A century of music and still counting on April 14, 2005.

Excerpts from the article:

One hundred years ago the organ committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha's Vineyard made an offer of $1,000 to buy a $1,150 organ from the Hook and Hastings Company in Boston. After some haggling it was agreed that the church would buy the organ for $1,100, but only after a one-month trial period. “If not satisfactory, it may be returned” wrote the committee.

The church was very happy with their purchase and now the organ, a tracker organ model #5, has a new lease on life. The refurbishment is now complete, done by the Andover Organ Company and Jeremy Adams, an instrument maker. No restoration was necessary; all the parts are original. The pump organ was electrified in the early 20th century, eliminating the need to hire pump boys for Sunday mornings.

The year-long refurbishment was made possible by a grant from the Farm Neck Foundation and generous donations from many people. The project culminated with an organ recital on April 17, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.

Courtesy of Unitarian Universalist Society; © Unitarian Universalist Society An organ is played with hands and feet as Gary Zwicky shows here. Dr. Zwicky played Rheinberg's Sonata No. 7 in F minor and was joined by Elaine Zwicky for 'Duet for Organ' by Samuel Wesley. (Courtesy of The Martha's Vineyard Times; © The Martha's Vineyard Times) Gathered in front of the newly refurbished organ are (from left to right) musicians Sandra Turner, Ralph Knapp, Joan Solomon, Elaine Zwicky, Carol Loud, and Gary Zwicky. These organists, along with Dan Murphy, provided an afternoon of music. (Courtesy of The Martha's Vineyard Times; © The Martha's Vineyard Times)

Source: Peter Boak
           Unitarian Universalist Society, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
           The Martha's Vineyard Times, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts