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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association hosts a broad range of special events throughout the year. Check back often for updates on our calendar of special events, and other JAHA news.

Special Events & News
Featured events:

  • Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 pm -- Cambria City Historic Preservation Plan Public Meeting (Heritage Discovery Center, 1st floor) -- Join us to find out more about the efforts in Cambria City to prepare a historic preservation plan, meet some of the people working to make it happen, and help us identify features of the neighborhood that make it one-of-a-kind. The meeting sponsored by the City of Johnstown in cooperation with a variety of organizations, including JAHA, which has been working toward the preservation and revitalization of Cambria City for more than 20 years. Please click here for a downloadable flyer with more information.

  • Thursday, October 23, 6:30-8:30 - The Savvy Researcher Archival Workshop (Johnstown Flood Museum, 3rd floor) Interested in history, archival research, and preservation? Join us for a presentation by JAHA curator Kaytlin Sumner on how to research your family history, local history, and what resources JAHA has that can help. The workshop will include a short tour of the second floor archives of the Johnstown Flood Museum, which are not usually open to the public. Cost is $12 for members, $14 for non-members. Get your tickets online here. (Members, please call 539-1889 to take advantage of your member discount.)

  • Saturday, October 25, 1:30-4:00 pm - Halloween at the Johnstown Children's Museum (Heritage Discovery Center, 3rd floor) -- Join us for safe trick-or-treating at the museum! Kids are encouraged to come in costume, and we will have costumed, kid-friendly characters that will interact with them as well. Officer Killinger and Pax the dog of the Johnstown Police Department will give a presentation in the courtyard at 3:00 pm.

  • Saturday, November 1, 8:15 am-4:00 pm - Pennsylvania Heritage Train and Bus Tour (begins at Johnstown Train Station) Ride the rails on this full-day tour of some of the region's most important sites related to train history! Adult tickets are $50 for JAHA members, or $55 for non-members (children 2-12 are $32/JAHA members, $38 non-members), and include all transportation and museum admission costs. Space is limited, and pre-payment is required. Purchase tickets online here, or stop by the Heritage Discovery Center (members, call 814-539-1889 or stop by to take advantage of your member discount).

    The schedule is as follows:
      8:15 am -- Check in at the Johnstown Passenger Train Station Waiting Room
      9:00 am -- Train leaves for Altoona
      10:00 am --Train arrives in Altoona
      10:15 am -- Bus arrives at the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum
      12:15 pm -- Lunch
      1:30 pm -- Tour arrives at Boyer's Candy Outlet
      2:30 pm -- Bus arrives at Horseshoe Curve
      3:45 pm -- Bus arrives at Gallitzin Tunnels
      4:30 pm -- Bus arrives at the Johnstown Passenger Train Station (Tour Ends)


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    Click here to download a printable current events flyer. 


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  • Visit hundreds of museums with your JAHA Family Plus membership -- JAHA is now part of the National Association of Reciprocal Museums (NARM) -- which means that we introducing a new level of membership, Family Plus, that allows you to visit hundreds of museums for free! When you join JAHA at the Family Plus membership level or higher, you'll receive free admission to art, history, natural history, and other types of museums throughout North America.

    In Pittsburgh alone you'll get entrance to the Frick Art & Historical Center, the ToonSeum, the Mattress Factory, August Wilson Center and more. For a complete listing of museums that will honor your JAHA Family Plus membership, click

    You can join JAHA at the Family Plus level for $100! For more information or to upgrade, contact Melody Tisinger at 814-539-1889, x315.