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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:

Winter Hours begin -- For the winter months of November-March, JAHA museums are open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm, and on Sundays from noon-5:00 pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). During the holidays, we will be closed on Dec. 24 & 25, as well as Dec. 31 & Jan. 1. Welcome!

  • Saturday, January 10 -- Farm Show Tour (leaves from Heritage Discovery Center) Support Pennsylvania Agriculture by visiting the PA Farm Show! Registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 5. Tour price includes transportation, and admission into the show is free.

      7:30 am - Depart from Johnstown Heritage Discovery Center
      11:00 am -- Arrive at Pennsylvania Farm Show

      PA Farm Show Schedule (In Addition to Ongoing Displays)
      11:15 am -- Parade of Agriculture
      12:15-3 pm -- PA High School Rodeo Assoc. Championship
      Noon -- Cooking Demonstration Feat. Celebrity chef Dave Lieberman
      12:30 pm -- PA Preferred Cookie / Brownie Contest
      1:00 pm -- Cooking Demonstration: Battle of the 'Burgh Cook-off
      2 pm -- Wine Competition Awards
      2 pm - Cooking Demonstration Feat. Celebrity chef Dave Lieberman
      2:30 pm -- PA Preferred Chocolate Cake Contest
      3:00-3:30 pm -- Equine Barn Open to Public
      3:30 pm -- Leave Farm Show
      Dinner Stop in Breezewood (Bob Evans)
      8 pm -- Arrive back in Johnstown

    $40 for adults, $35 for adult members, $30 for children, $25 for child members. Get tickets online here, or stop by the Heritage Discovery Center gift shop!

  • Saturday, January 17, 3:00-5:00 pm-- Healthy Cooking Class (Heritage Discovery Center cafe) -- Join us for a class hosted by Schantzstadt Cafe's Chef Dinre, where you'll learn to prepare goulash, spatzle and more -- in a healthier way that's full of fiber, Vitamin A, and protein and with fewer saturated fats. Contact Jayme Brooks at 814-539-1889 x311 to register -- deadline is noon on January 14. 


  • Friday, January 30, 5:00 pm -- Last Friday at the Ethnic Social Club (Heritage Discovery Center, 4th floor) Last Fridays resume this month! Join us for a relaxed social time featuring acoustic music from Justin Giuffre & the Pilgrimage. Doors at 5:00, with music starting at 5:30; no cover.

  • Sunday, March 1, 9:30-5:30 pm -- Greensburg trip to see Into the Woods -- Don't miss this special trip to Greensburg! At the Geyer Performing Arts Center, we'll see Into the Woods, a Stephen Sondheim hit based on the Brothers Grimm fairytales. This musical masterpiece follows classic characters in their journey of learning the responsibility that comes with getting what you want.

    Lunch includes a brunch buffet at The Supper Club, a 100-year-old train station, turned restaurant. This beautiful location supports local agriculture with a farm to table philosophy.

    9:30-10:00 am -- check in at the Heritage Discovery Center
    10:00 am - - Departure
    11:00 am -- Arrive at Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg
    12:15 pm -- Arrive at The Supper Club for lunch (included in ticket price)
    1:45 pm -- Arrive at Geyer Performing Arts Center, Scottdale
    5:30 pm -- Approximate arrival at the Heritage Discovery Center

    Tickets are $70 adults, $65 adult JAHA members, and $55 children (2-16), $50/children JAHA members. Lunch buffet is included. Tickets will be available online; for now, RSVP to Gwen at 814-539-1889.



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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.