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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:

Hours -- We are open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon - 5:00 pm through the end of March. On April 1, we resume a visitor season schedule of Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon - 5:00 pm (closed Mondays). Welcome!

  • Friday, April 29, 5:00 pm -- Last Friday at the Ethnic Social Club with the Stone Bridge Blues Band -- (Heritage Discovery Center, 4th floor) April's Last Friday features classic blues from the Stone Bridge Blues Band! . Doors at 5:00, music at 5:30. No cover.

  • Saturday, May 14, 3:00 pm -- Bonanza Basket Party -- (Peoples Natural Gas Park) Your $5 admission provides you with 26 chances to win! More than 100 baskets, a 50/50 drawing and other games of chance. You can buy extra tickets, and food will also be available. Proceeds benefit the Children's Museum! Advance tickets available at the Heritage Discovery Center.
  • May 18-22 -- Lucky Stiff -- (Johnstown Flood Museum) The Stone Bridge Players, a Johnstown-based theatre company under the direction of Rodney Eatman, are back for a second production!

    Based on the novel The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6M. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, or else his uncle's gun-toting ex!

    Shows are at 7:30 pm on May 18-21, and at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 22. Tickets are available online through ShowClix, and you may also purchase them in person at the Heritage Discovery Center.

  • Saturday, May 21, 1:00 pm-7:00 pm -- Morley's Dog Show and Pet Adoption Day -- (Peoples Natural Gas Park) Enter your pet, or just join in the fun! Awards will be given for Best in Show, Best Trick, Owner & Dog Look-a-Like, Big Dogs and Little Dogs, High Fashion and more!

    We'll have basket raffles, pet adoption information, information on pets currently available for adoption and more. Proceeds benefit the Children's Museum.

    People admitted free, dog registrations are $15 each! We encourage you to bring pet food to be donated to local shelters. Gates open at 1:00 pm, and the dog show will begin at 2:00.

    Vendors of pet-related items are also welcome.

    Click here for a downloadable application.

  • Saturday, May 28, check-in begins at 6:30 am -- Path of the Flood Historic Races -- (Peoples Natural Gas Park) This year's races include a 5K, 12K, and half marathon! Registration deadline is May 6, so hurry!

    Click here to register online, or visit the Path of the Flood Historic Races page on this website.

  • July 30-31 -- Community Days at Peoples Natural Gas Park -- (Peoples Natural Gas Park) We are now seeking vendors for this two-day event at Peoples Natural Gas Park! Direct sales vendors, craftspeople, artists, food, or flea market or antique vendors are welcome. Click here for a downloadable application with more details. Questions? Contact Nikole Newcomer at 539-1889,  




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    Click here to download a printable current events flyer. 


    ***JAHA News***



    JAHA launches campaign for the train station -- JAHA is asking for community support in raising the final $55,000 to completely renovate and rehabilitate the Johnstown train station. More than $848,000 has already been raised toward the project. Visit the new section of this website, Save Our Station, for much more on this important initiative.

    New exhibit premieres in the Heritage Discovery Center's Iron & Steel Gallery -- In February 2015, a new temporary exhibition, "A Steelworker's Story," opened in the gallery. Guest curator Tom Leslie, who worked in the mill from 1974-1992, collected the items in the exhibition, which include signs, product samples, and personal effects such as safety glasses and lunchboxes. The artifacts document all four divisions of the Bethlehem Steel Johnstown Plant -- Franklin Works, Gautier Division, Lower Cambria Works, and Rod & Wire Mill. The Conemaugh & Black Lick Railroad division is also included. Admission to the exhibition is free to JAHA members, or included with regular admission. Welcome!

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