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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:

  • Friday, April 25, 5:30 pm -- Last Friday at the Ethnic Social Club (Heritage Discovery Center, 4th floor) -- Join us for Last Friday with acoustic music from Apache Moon! Doors at 5:00, with music starting at 5:30. No cover.




  • Saturday, May 3, 9:00 am-4:00 pm -- Boy Scout Merit Badge Day (Heritage Discovery Center education room) -- This event offers Boy Scouts the opportunity to earn merit badges, Citizenship in the Community (9:00 am-noon) and/or Citizenship in the Nation (1:00 pm-4:00 pm). Both are Eagle Scout requirements. Each workshop is $15, and Scouts may register for the workshop(s) individually or as a troop. For details and to register, download this form. Questions may be directed to Melody Tisinger, program coordinator, at 814-539-1889 x 315.  

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  • JAHA works with National Park Service and other organizations to plan Commemoration of the 125th Anniversary of the Johnstown Flood, May 30-June 1 -- A full slate of special events is being planned to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Johnstown flood. Highlights include the presentation of the 1926 silent movie about the flood, a commemoration ceremony the moment the flood hit Johnstown, the Path of the Flood Historic Half Marathon, and more. For much more information, visit the new 125th Commemoration section of this website.

  • JAHA seeks two part-time staff members -- JAHA is currently looking for two staff members, as follows:
    • Janitorial/maintenance -- Experience with electrical and mechanical repairs are a plus! Approximately 30 hours a week. Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends required.
    • Museum staff member -- Employees will handle money transactions, lead tours as museum docent, assist with children's museum programming, water the rooftop garden approx. 2 days/week when in season. Basic computer skills required. If 18 and over, you must either provide or obtain criminal history and child abuse clearances. Experience working with the public and with children a plus.

    Inquire or send your resume to Jayme Brooks if interested!

  • Winter hours begin October 1 -- JAHA museums will be open Wednesday-Saturday from 10 am-5pm daily (closed Sunday-Tuesday) for the slower visitor season of October 1, 2013 through May 1, 2014. We will open anytime for pre-arranged group tours -- call us at 814-539-1889.


  • Northwest Savings Bank donates to JAHA through EITC -- On October 16, Northwest Savings Bank stopped by the Johnstown Children's Museum to present a $5,500 check to JAHA. The donation was made through the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania program that provides tax credits to eligible businesses that contribute to Educational Improvement Organizations like JAHA. The funding will be used to subsidize field trips to our museums for schoolchildren across the region. JAHA thanks Northwest Savings Bank for their support! (In the photo, Richard Burkert of JAHA, center, accepts the check from Debra Bender and Kevin Volk of Northwest Savings Bank.)



  • Support JAHA through GoodSearch and GoodShop -- Help raise money to support JAHA's museums, events and programs online, whenever you search for information or shop at hundreds of popular online retailers, like Amazon, Target, Staples and more! Many valuable coupons are available, too -- and JAHA receives a donation of up to 30% of your purchase. No registration is required to participate -- simply go to GoodSearch.com, click "choose your cause" and type "Johnstown Area Heritage Association" to begin.


  • 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
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    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.
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