This is the largest electronic theater pipe organ ever made by Conn Organ Corp. of Elkhart, Indiana. It was custom built for Mr. Robert Velzy in 1973 and installed at the Timbers Restaurant in Platteville, Wisconsin. The Timbers Organ was a major attraction for diners where Velzy and other organists entertained with several concerts every evening. Patrons were amazed at the beauty and majestic sound of the instrument and it's various accessories. Velzy continued to add-on to the instrument. Tuned percussion, special effects, traps, and entire wind division restored to mint condition in 1978 by John Hovancak, Jr.

The original electro-pneumatic mechanical relay replaced in 1978 by a solid state unification system made in Suffolk, England.

Velzy sold the restaurant, retired and moved to Florida. The restaurant changed hands several times and eventually closed.
In 2008 the property was scheduled for demolition and the organ and accessories were destined to end up as landfill. It was rescued by a group of volunteers from the Grand Opera House in Dubuque, IA and carefully moved to a new climate controlled storage facility awaiting the day when it can be fully restored and installed at the theater.

Before moving, several electronic components were repaired and the organ was declared in playing condition by Dean Voelker.

Recently the Grand Opera House Board of Directors voted to sell the organ, rather than try to obtain the needed funds to fully restore and install it at the theater. The theater had more pressing priorities for fund raising and does not have the resources to install the organ at this time. And, the warehouse where the organ is currently stored is in need of the space.