Rare organ restored and revealed at Music House Museum

The Amaryllis, Mortier organ at the Music House Museum in Acme.

Dozens of people gathered Thursday evening as the restored 91-year-old Mortier dancehall organ was revealed at the Music House Museum.

The Northwestern Michigan College band played music on the front lawn after the big reveal.

After four weeks of hard work by Belgium organ restorers, Johnny and Jeffrey Verbeek, the Amaryllis was finally revealed to the public.

Kelly Curtis, the Director of Marketing and Development at the Music House Museum, said the 5,000 pound organ will now be played daily during museum tours.

Built by organ maker Mortier, the Amaryllis is one of only two Mortier organs of its size that still has the original paint.

You can learn more about the Amaryllis and Music House Museum tours here.