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There’s lots to see and do in Johnstown!

The stories of Johnstown shaped the history of America as it became a modern industrial nation. The Johnstown Discovery Network brings this rich heritage to life through a linked system of attractions and historic districts. We invite you to come explore!

Coming up at JAHA

November 1, 2017

November special: $5 museum admission!

As part of our yearlong calendar of special offers, we're pleased to offer a special of $5 admission to our museums, a savings of $2-4, to the Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children's Museum...

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November 28, 2017

Giving Tuesday: Jeans for JAHA

Once again this year, JAHA invites area businesses to take part in Community Denim Day, our #GivingTuesday event! Celebrated on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday,...

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December 2, 2017

An Immigrant Christmas at the Wagner-Ritter House

Join us for an Immigrant Christmas at the Wagner-Ritter House! This special program takes a look at the holiday traditions of Irish, Welsh, German, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, and Slovak immigrants....

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...and much more!

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association hosts a broad range of special events throughout the year.

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The Campaign for the Johnstown Flood Museum is going on now! JAHA is raising funds to completely renovate our flagship museum, and bring this amazing story to a new generation.

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JAHA members get free museum admission anytime you’d like to come, as well as discounts on many of our ticketed events. Become a member to support our work and take advantage of these great benefits.

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  • A fun throwback to about 1987, where JAHA President Richard Burkert gave a tour of the first #Johnstown Flood Museum (before the current exhibits) to a group of Chinese hydrologists.
  • The #Johnstown Stone Bridge’s patriotic lightshow.
  • Registration for the Path of the Flood Historic Races (5/26/18) begins in #BlackFriday, 11/24! Visit POTFraces.com for more info. #Johnstown #running #races #halfmarathon #12K #5K
  • Coming up on 11/17 - Last Friday at the Ethnic Social Club with @georgebyich and Zach Bodolosky! Join us for acoustic holiday favorites and jazz standards to get in the mood for the season. #Johnstown
  • JAHA once again invites #Johnstown-area businesses to take part in Jeans for JAHA, a #GivingTuesday event on 9/28! We’ll provide posters, graphics, sign-up sheets and other materials to your business; employees donate $5 or more to wear jeans that day. Fundraising incentives are available! Contact Deb at 539-1889 x315 for details.
  • We’re busily preparing a “zombie deli” for tonight’s Halloween at the Museum! See you from 6-8 pm.
  • Annual Fund time! JAHA staff is working on getting it annual appeal letters out to our friends and supporters. Thanks to all who support our work!
  • The Plot of the Unknown at Grandview is the resting place of more than 750 #Johnstown flood victims.
  • A victim of the #Johnstown Flood, one of many buried at Grandview Cemetery.
  • JAHA was delighted to host several direct descendants of the Ritter family during Thursday’s tour of the Wagner-Ritter House & Garden. From left to right, Pat Tresnicky, Marlene Henry, Anne Strasner (they are sisters; their father was Robert Ritter, son of Joseph, whose mother was Anna Wagner Ritter); Andrea and Ray Ritter (Ray is the son of Eugene, who was also a son of Joseph). One more evening tour is coming up this Thursday! #Johnstown
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2017-11-18

Registration for Path of the Flood Races 2018 opens on Nov. 24 with a Black Friday special!

The Path of the Flood Races (a 5K, 12K, and half-marathon) will be run on May 26, 2018, and registration opens on Black Friday with a $5 off special! This special price is good from Nov. 24-27 ONLY. For more …

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2017-11-13

Festive events on our calendar: Last Fridays, An Immigrant Christmas, Santa Saturdays, Ballerina Day, Jolly Trolley!

The holidays are almost upon us, and JAHA is delighted to offer educational and entertaining events for all ages. Check out our events feed for full details, but mark your calendar for:

  • Next-to-Last Friday at the Ethnic Social Club, 5:30 …
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