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Rare organ at the Rylander in Americus undergoes repairs

On Thursday, a repairman was working on the rare Moller Organ at the  Rylander Theatre. (Source: WALB) On Thursday, a repairman was working on the rare Moller Organ at the Rylander Theatre. (Source: WALB)
Rylander Theater Managing Director Heather Stanley (Source: WALB) Rylander Theater Managing Director Heather Stanley (Source: WALB)
When the organ is fully repaired, hopefully by mid-October, the theatre will showcase it during a screening of a silent horror film. (Source: WALB) When the organ is fully repaired, hopefully by mid-October, the theatre will showcase it during a screening of a silent horror film. (Source: WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

A piece of history in Americus is coming back to life.

On Thursday, a repairman was working on the rare Moller Organ at the Rylander Theatre.

Last September, the 1928 pipe organ was severely damaged when the theatre was struck by lightning.

Thanks to donations from the community, the organ will soon be restored back to its original glory. 

"We get a lot of calls asking if it's ready yet, when it's going to be ready yet. So it's nice that we can announce you know, to the community very soon that it's back up and running and they can start enjoying it very soon," said Rylander Theater Managing Director Heather Stanley.

When the organ is fully repaired, hopefully by mid-October, the theatre will showcase it during a screening of a silent horror film. 

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