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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 -- On April 4, we resumed our visitor season hours of Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon - 5:00 pm (closed Mondays). Welcome!

  • Saturday-Sunday, July 11-12, Community Days at Peoples Natural Gas Park (Peoples Natural Gas Park) Now seeking vendors for this two-day event benefiting the Johnstown Children's Museum! This event will be open to any direct sales vendors, craftspeople, artists, food or flea market type vendors.

    JAHA reserves the right to accept or reject any application at our discretion. Food vendors will be required to file an additional application and are subject to additional fees with the City of Johnstown. Information will be given by JAHA to any interested food vendors prior to us accepting their application. No food or beverages are permitted to be sold unless the vendor has the required City of Johnstown permit.

    Each space will be 10' x 10', electricity is available upon request. You may bring your own tent, tables and chairs. All tents must be secured with tie downs. For additional fees we do have a limited number of indoor spaces available, as well as 6' and 8' tables. These will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis, depending on postmark of your application. You will be notified of availability upon receipt of your application.

    Download a complete application here. 


  • Friday, July 24, 6:00 pm-- Inaugural Torques & Tunes Cruise-In (Heritage Discovery Center parking lot) -- First 25 vehicles receive a dash plaque sponsored by Ark's Garage! For more information or to register, contact Jen at (814)539-1889 ext. 307. Proceeds benefit the Johnstown Children's Museum. Registration starts at 4:30 pm
    cruise-in & music begin at 6:00 pm. Click here for a registration form. 


  • August 7-9 -- AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival (Peoples Natural Gas Park) Headliners include Big Head Todd & the Monsters, and G. Love & Special Sauce. Get your tickets now -- available online or at the Cambria County War Memorial (tickets are not available at the Heritage Discovery Center, as they have been in the past).

    For details on these and 24 more performers, visit for all the details on this year's festival.

  • Saturday, August 15, 11:00 am-1:00 pm (Heritage Discovery Center Courtyard) -Wear your princess or fairy costume, or just a fancy dress! We'll have crafts, face painting, dance lesson, and a Princess Parade. Join us for an event fit for a queen! $10 admission includes lunch. Please RSVP to 539-1889 by July 31.



  • Thursday, September 10-Saturday, September 12 -- Johnstown Film Festival (Johnstown Flood Museum & Heritage Discovery Center) -- Our annual film shorts competition! Call for entries for this film shorts festival is open until July 18! Visit for details.

    The festival spotlights the work of independent filmmakers from the Johnstown region and all over the world.

    The festival features screenings of films entered into the competition.The top films, including the three winners, are screened on the final night. The program for this year's festival will be announced on or around August 10.

    The festival's first nights will be held at the Johnstown Flood Museum, and the final evening will be held at the Heritage Discovery Center.

  • Saturday, September 26 -- Blues & Brews in the Valley (Peoples Natural Gas Park) - Presented by Forever Broadcasting and JAHA! Don't miss the third annual beer tasting event. Band lineup to come -- stay tuned! Tickets are available at B&B Floral, The Phoenix, Fine Wines & Winemaking, Sporting Goods Discounters, Habits Beer & Tobacco in Johnstown and Windber; Pittsburgh Gift Shop, and C&J Falchini Beer Distributors, Ebensburg; 6 to Go, Nanty Glo; Flower Gallery and Windgate Winery, Indiana; and Sherry Appliance, Northern Cambria. 




    Stay connected with JAHA! JAHA's social media is updated frequently; you can also sign up for our e-newsletter.

    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!

  • 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, click "choose your cause" and type "Johnstown Area Heritage Association" to begin.