John G. DeMajo
Musician and teacher, professional engineer and architectural historian. Mr. DeMajo is founder and chairman of the Museum of Yesterday a non-profit museum of 20th Century American History that is based in Virginia. Most recently, he is noted for his work in the photo documentation of historic churches of New Orleans, Louisiana, Richmond, Virginia and other locations through the Organ Historical Society. and www.neworleanschurches.com. Born in 1946, Mr. DeMajo is recognized as a philanthropist particularly in the areas of musical arts and historic pipe organ preservation. His efforts have directly resulted in the rescue of numerous pipe organs which would otherwise have been lost through demolition or neglect.
DeMajo's photographic work has documented many architectural and historical attractions across the United States, including motion picture palaces, churches, architectural monuments, railroads, and New Orleans and Richmond culture and landmarks. His writings and photographs have been published in The American Organist, The Theatre Organ Journal, and Inside Northside magazines, the OHS Organ Database and the New Orleans Times Picayune website nola.com. In addition to his professional work as chairman of the Museum of Yesterday and as owner of DeMajo Organ Works, LLC, a Virginia pipe organ construction and maintenance firm, he also serves as president of the Old Dominion Railroad Society and as president of the American Theatre Organ Society's Virginia chapter. He is an active amateur radio (HAM) operator, holding the highest amateur class license issued by the Federal Communications Commission.
As chairman and founder of The Museum Of Yesterday, DeMajo has personally assembled one of the largest private collections documenting the history of communications and broadcasting in the United States.