Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 9, 2013

Craftsmen give life to a piece of musical history

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — ACME — It’s been more than 30 years since the Music House Museum’s Mortier Dance Hall Organ got a makeover.

Since then, the rare, 1922 Belgium-built instrument — one of the only original models left in the world — has developed a few aches and pains. But a four-week, $80,000 restoration is bringing the organ back up to snuff.

And, who better to tackle a Belgium-built organ than Belgians Johnny and Jeffrey Verbeeck, fifth- and fourth-generation organ builders and restorers.

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