The Hildene organ in the historic mansion of Robert Todd Lincoln in Manchester is celebrating 100 years of producing almost surround sound. This Aeolian organ had a paper roll player attachment as Robert was not much of a musician, said The Manchester Journal Today there are about 210 pipe organs in Vermont, but Hildene has the “oldest residential pipe organ in America still playing in the original place where it was installed,” according to Stephen Morse who is writing a book about all the 210 remaining organs – oh, and also plays them all. The organ cost $9,500 in 1905 and was the single most expensive item in the mansion, said Hildene curator Brian Knight. The organ was renovated to the tune of $12,000 the late ’70s. The paper roll system was replaced by a modern, computer-driven version about 12 years ago, but for its time it allowed the adaptation of some pipe organs that allowed the pleasure of hearing music, but not the cost of having to hire an organist to play it. Happy birthday and many more sound-sational ones.