Nov 22-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: November: Nov 22-09
1899 Barckhoff Pipe Organ    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Janet Dahlquist
Restoration Project Volunteers    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Anita Campbell

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 08:10 am:

Kind of a multi-media Shoebox Memory today... To get the full effect, first turn on your speakers and launch Prelude and Fugue in G Major(coming back to this page), then click the article link below, which reports the ongoing labor of love by volunteers at the Keweenaw Heritage Center in Calumet.

A Pipe Dream Comes True

Our thanks to Anita Campbell, who authored this article in The Diapason magazine, and also Janet Dalquist, who provided today's picture of the restored Barckhoff Pipe Organ. Janet has many more photos of pipe organs in the Keweenaw, and she wrote an earlier article in The Diapason, which we will explore next Sunday.

Have a good week :o)
Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 08:35 am:

Great story and musical demo to go along with it.
Nice job, Charlie! I felt like dropping a donation in the plate.

Instead, how about using it to buy some pasties :o)

By Jean Ellis (Kernewes) on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 09:11 am:

Thanks, Charlie, for featuring the Barckhoff organ at the Keweenaw
Heritage Center. KHC is pleased to celebrate the rich ethnic
heritage of the Copper Country.
We hope people will also enjoy either participating in the Ethnic
Heritage Christmas tree display or in seeing the trees from 1-4 on
December 12 and 19th. The windows at the Heritage Center will
glow with light in the evenings on weekends after Thanksgiving
and nightly as Christmas gets closer.

Happy Thanksgiving

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 09:13 am:

That's the plan for the beginning of December. I will also be ordering a calendar and I am especially looking forward to the Walking Paths publication that is available.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 09:38 am:

Beautiful organ. What church is (or was?) that in?

By Donna (Donna) on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 09:53 am:

WOW!!!! Great listening to it, great seeing it and reading the story....what a magnificient work of art....imagine the fingers that have touched that piece! From the makers, to the movers, to the players over all the decades, to the restorers, and to the present folks that just get to touch that! WOW...there's gotta be some "energies" just flowing through that all!

Sorta like this morning...I was walking the beach of Lake Superior for the sunrise down here in Baraga, and was thinking of all the souls/soles that walked that same place and how SACRED it is!

Take care, walk a shoreline, restore yourself and help to restore wonderful stuff! Life is so good.

Speaking of...let's keep helping Ontonagon win that new playground equipment....we can vote daily till Dec 1st...the other day, they were less than 100 votes ahead, right's over 2000!!! KEEP VOTING Pasty cammers! YEEHAW!! We rock!!!

By Greta Armata (Gretania) on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 10:14 am:

Great piece of history. I am a church organist and come from a long line of church organist. I appreciate the work involved in keeping an instrument of this caliber tuned and in tiptop condition.

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 12:51 pm:

The organ is in The Keweenaw Heritage Center, the former St. Anne's Catholic Church. The center now serves as a concert/lecture/historic display and meeting place. Check it out if you are in the area.

By Ray & Chris (Ray) on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 02:31 pm:

I think that it's terrific that so many people worked to preserve this wonderful piece of Keweenaw history. It sure makes sense to feature it in the Heritage Center. I wonder if Tony from Copper World can hear it?

By Anita Campbell (Acampbell) on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 06:55 pm:

What a fun surprise to see the Keweenaw Heritage Center at St.
Anne’s pipe organ featured this today and so enjoyable listening
to the pipe organ music link. Thanks Charlie!

It’s been quite a journey for that historical old organ. The
Celebration Concert on Aug. 5 was really emotional for all the
volunteers and 250 guests who came to hear amazing organ
music once again in that lovely building. Thanks to all the
generous donors & volunteers who helped make a “Pipe Dream”
come true.

The community enjoyed our first summer of “Musical Mondays”
at the Keweenaw Heritage Center in July & August with a variety
of events. Please join us next summer for more lovely concerts
as we continue raising funds for our universal accessibility
project. Check our website: (which
is under construction) for schedule of events in the future.

By Carole (Carole) on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 07:33 pm:

Donna, we have been voting for the Ontonagon Playground equipment for over two weeks now on site. Everyone has been voting away trying to keep Ontonagon ahead. Since it has been mentioned here on we are getting ahead nicely. Yayyyyyy!!!

By Donna (Donna) on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 09:39 pm:

And we gotta keep it going!!! Way to go Pasty!!!

WE ALL ROCK!!! Let's make Onto WIN!!!!

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