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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|
|Hours -- On November 1, we resumed a winter schedule of Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm, and Sundays from noon - 5:00 pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Welcome!|
Tuesday, December 1 -- Community Denim Day: Jeans for JAHA (Heritage Discovery Center) JAHA is recruiting corporations and schools to take part in "Community Denim Day for JAHA," where employees, teachers and students make a small donation to wear jeans on Tues., Dec. 1.
JAHA will provide special "Jeans for JAHA" stickers for organizations to give to everyone who participates, along with posters and other collateral to promote the event.
Employees and teachers are asked to contribute $5, and students $1.
The event is planned as part of Giving Tuesday, an annual global initiative that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving weekend.
Can your business or school help? Contact Melody Tisinger at 539-1889 x315 for more information!
Nov. 7, 21, Dec. 5 -- Lego Junior Creators Club -- (Heritage Discovery Center) Join Snapology at the museum on Nov. 7, 21, and Dec. 5!. Kids aged 2-6 are invited to participate in various creative play activities with Lego bricks and other building materials, designed to promote creative, social, and expressive skills.
Cost is $15 per child for one class, or $25 for two classes -- and includes admission to the Heritage Discovery Center for an adult and a child! Visit Johnstown.snapology.com to learn more, and click "enroll now" to register! You can also call 844-SNAPCLASS.
Thursday, Dec. 10, 6:30 pm -- Holiday Curator Talk & Food Tasting -- (Heritage Discovery Center)A special evening program about the history of holiday traditions as practiced by immigrants. Special takeaways include recipes, craft demos, and a favor. Adults/$15, members/$12, students/$10, student members/$8. RSVPs requested to 539-1889.
|Saturday-Sunday, December 19 & 20, 11:00 am-4:00 pm -- The Jolly Trolley (leaves from Heritage Discovery Center) -- The trolley runs from 11:00 am -4:00 pm, with departures on the hour! Includes a trolley ride, visit with Santa, admission to the Children's Museum with special holiday activities, cookies and hot chocolate. Tickets are $25/general public (ages 2 and under free), or $20/JAHA members. Reservations: 539-1889. || |
Dec. 28-30 -- Snapology Camp -- (Heritage Discovery Center)a winter Snapology camp for kids in first through third grades! Kids will participate in various creative play activities with Lego bricks and other building materials, designed to promote creative, social, and expressive skills. Cost is $25 for one day, or $60 for all three -- and includes admission to the Heritage Discovery Center for an adult and a child! Visit Johnstown.snapology.com to learn more, and click "enroll now" to register! You can also call 844-SNAPCLASS.
Saturday, Jan. 23, 10:00 am-5:00 pm -- New Year, New You: Women's Day at the Heritage Discovery Center -- (Heritage Discovery Center)Vendors now sought for this women's event at the Heritage Discovery Center! Download an application here, or email Nikki Newcomer for information.
For attendees, the event is $10 admission, or $5 for JAHA members; proceeds benefit JAHA! Free goodies for all attendees!
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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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