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August 8, 2014

TOUR: Fred Hermes’ Basement Bijou

Join us on August 8, 2014 in Racine, WI at the home of Fred Hermes for a tour and short silent film presentation at the famous “Basement Bijou.”

A founding member of THS, Hermes’ collection of theatre memorabilia is displayed in and around his “Basement Bijou” located in his home overlooking Lake Michigan. The crowning glory of his collection? The 5 manual, 28 rank Wurlitzer pipe organ from Detroit’s Michigan Theatre. Recently featured in an “On the Road” segment during the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pulley” this event is sure to be popular! Watch the segment online.

Event Details:
Date: August 8, 2014
Event Time: 1:30PM
Location: Fred Hermes’ home | 1710 Heather Lane. Racine, WI 53402-1542
Price: $20 for members* / $25 for non-members. [Purchase tickets to this event online.]

Start: August 8, 2014 1:30 pm
End: August 8, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Fred Hermes' Basement Bijou
1710 Heather Lane, Racine, WI, 53402-1542, United States
Cost: $20 Member / $25 Non Member

August 2, 2014

First Saturdays at THS

Want to stop in to THS on a weekend to do research or volunteer? We’re open the first Saturday of every month!

If you’d like to volunteer or do research, make sure to connect with Patrick Seymour, Archives Director in advance via email or phone.

Start: August 2, 2014 9:30 am
End: August 2, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: THS Headquarters
152 N York Street, 2nd Floor, Elmhurst, 60126

June 25, 2014

Annual Membership Meeting

Join us for the Annual Membership Meeting in Pennsylvania on June 25, 2014.

Time: 2:15pm
Date: June 25, 2014
Location: Edwin S. Porter Theater [201 East Fairview Avenue Connellsville, Pennsylvania]
RSVP: Not required, but recommended. Email to RSVP.

Start: June 25, 2014 2:15 pm
End: June 25, 2014 3:05 pm
Venue: Edwin S. Porter Theater
201 East Fairview Avenue, Connellsville, PA, 15425, United States

June 24, 2014

Summer Board Meeting

Join us for the Summer Board Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.

Time: 1:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Allegheny Room (17th Floor), Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
RSVP: Not required, but recommended. Email

Start: June 24, 2014 1:00 pm
End: June 24, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219, United States

June 24, 2014 – June 29, 2014

2014 Conclave Theatre Tour: Steel City

Come join us in our neighborhood!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania known as the “Steel City,” and the “City of Bridges” will host our 2014 Conclave Theatre Tour.

Home to the world’s first Nickelodeon, Pittsburgh is chock-full of internationally renowned venues that we can’t wait to share with you.

We’ll start the tour in the heart the Steel City, visiting Heinz Hall, Benedum Center, The Byham Theatre, The O’Reilly Theatre and The Harris Theatre. In a new friendship with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, we’ll receive unprecedented back-stage access to these architectural gems. Next we’ll take you on a stroll through the unique neighborhoods of Oakland, Dormont, Carnegie, Homestead, McKees Rocks, and East Liberty.

[Read more about Conclave Theatre Tour and view schedule and hotel information.]

Start: June 24, 2014
End: June 29, 2014
Venue: The City of Pittsburgh, PA

June 7, 2014

First Saturdays at THS

Have you ever stopped into THS on a Saturday?

In addition to keeping regular office hours during the week, THS is also open one Saturday a month for people who are interested in conducting research or helping us with volunteer projects.

This upcoming Saturday, June 7th from 9:30am-2pm, we invite you to come and visit us at the THS main office in Elmhurst above the York Theatre. The full staff will be here, and we’d love to meet you.

If you’ve always wanted a Conclave Theatre Tour to go to a place you’ve never been to before, Rick will be here with an open chair.

If you’ve been interested in pitching an article for consideration in Marquee, Janine will be here to take notes for the new Managing Editor Holly Berecz.

If you want to get your hands deep into the collections or help us process items, Pat will be here with an extra set of white gloves.

If you just want to stop in and say hi, Megan will be here to tell you more about the exhibit up in the gallery.

If you’re interested in volunteering or doing research, kindly let us know if advance via email so we’re prepared for you.

We hope to see you!

Start: June 7, 2014 9:30 am
End: June 7, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: THS Headquarters
152 N York Street, 2nd Floor, Elmhurst, 60126

May 15, 2014

Deadline: Member of the Year Nominations

The Member of the Year Award recognizes an individual or organizational member of THS who has continuously demonstrated outstanding leadership, achievement, and contribution to the Society and its purposes, or been instrumental in work on outside projects in keeping with the aims of THS.

[Click here to find out more and nominate someone.]

Date: May 15, 2014

Deadline: Honorary Member of the Year Award Nominations

The Honorary Member of the Year Award recognizes a non-member individual or organization who has demonstrated outstanding efforts for THS or been instrumental in work outside the organization in keeping with its purposes.

[Click here to find out more and nominate someone.]

Date: May 15, 2014

March 29, 2014

Redford Theatre Tour & Movie

Join us on March 29, 2014 in at the Redford Theatre in Detroit, MI for a pre-film tour of the theatre and an 8PM showing of the classic movie-musical Singin’ in the Rain.

Event Details:
Date: March 29th, 2014
Event Time: Tour 6:30PM | Organ Concert 7:30PM | Film 8PM
Location: The Redford Theatre | 17360 Lahser Road | Detroit, MI 48219
Price: $10 for members* / $15 for non-members. [Purchase tickets to this event online.]

Find out more about the Redford Theatre online.

Start: March 29, 2014 6:30 pm
End: March 29, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Redford Theatre
17360 Lahser Road, Detroit, MI, 48219, United States
Cost: $10 MEM / $15 Non-Mem

March 15, 2014

Deadline: Board of Director Nominations

THS is pleased to put out its annual CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the Board of Directors.

Who is eligible: Any member in good standing.

Who we are seeking: Interested individuals who share a commitment to helping THS excel as the foremost theatre archival/historical organization in the U.S.

Desirable Qualifications: General appreciation and knowledge of historic theatres. Skill or experience in any of the following areas – finance, fundraising, computers, public relations, publicity, marketing, historic preservation. Previous experience serving on a board of directors.

Deadline for Nominations: March 15, 2014.

[Find out the full details and fill out the nomination form.]

Date: March 15, 2014
Venue: THS Headquarters
152 N York Street, 2nd Floor, Elmhurst, 60126
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