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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!

POSTPONED: 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.PLEASE NOTE: This event has been postponed due to the bad weather forecast! We will give you a revised date ASAP.

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.

  • Saturday, May 28, 1:00-2:30 pm -- Downtown Walking Tour of 1889 Flood Sites -- (leaves from Johnstown Flood Museum) Join Curator Kaytlin Sumner to hear the stories of survivors and honor the victims in this memorial walk. The tour includes 1.6 miles of walking, so please wear comfortable shoes. Included in museum admission, or free for JAHA members. Pre-registrations requested -- please call 539-1889. Adults $5, or $4 for JAHA members.

  • Tuesday, May 31, 6:00 pm -- Curator Talk: Victims of the Johnstown Flood -- (Johnstown Flood Museum) On the 127th anniversary of the Johnstown flood, join Curator Kaytlin Sumner as she shares the stories of several victims. Pre-registrations requested -- please call 539-1889. Adults $5, or $4 for JAHA members.

  • Saturday, June 11 -- Shot and a Beer Bus Tour -- (leaves from Heritage Discovery Center) So, you like beer. And maybe whiskey. Learn how it's been brewed and distilled in our region, from the 1850s to present day! Our tour leaves at 9:00 am and stops at West Overton Village in Scottdale, where we'll sample rye whiskey from an 1859 distillery. We'll continue to "Crafts and Crafts" at the Society for Contemporary Art in Pittsburgh, where we'll sample craft beer and learn to make paper from hops. Our last stop is at Randyland, Pittsburgh's most colorful landmark, and we'll return at 6:00. Deadline for reservations is June 3; you must be over 21 to participate. Tickets are $82.25 for non-members, and are available online through ShowClix -- members, get your discounted ticket in person at the Heritage Discovery Center or call Melody or Kaytlin, 814-539-1889.

  • Saturday, July 9 -- J-town JAMFest -- (Peoples Natural Gas Park) JAMFest celebrates local musical talent in a unique pet friendly environment. P.A.W.S. House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), private, not-for-profit, incorporated organization run by a group of volunteers who are working together to bring an animal resource center and no-kill sanctuary to Cambria County. JAHA is a nonprofit organization that strives to preserve and present Johnstown’s significant stories through culture and educational programming, historical collections, special events, and through our museum sites. J-Town JAMFest is to be held July 9, 2016 at Peoples Natural Gas Park in Johnstown, PA. The doors open at 3:30 pm with music to begin at 4:00 pm. The event will feature several local bands. The event will also feature local food and retail vendors, a cash bar, 50/50 and other entertainment. All proceeds from this event will benefit PAWS House, Inc. “Acres for Animal Fund” and The Johnstown Children’s Museum. Tickets are $10 in advance (plus fees) and $15 at the door. They are available online through ShowClix -- members, get your discounted ticket in person at the Heritage Discovery Center or call Melody or Kaytlin, 814-539-1889.

  • 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.

  • August 4-7 -- Flood City Music Festival presented by AmeriServ -- (Peoples Natural Gas Park) This year's music festival includes Grace Potter, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, The Revivalists, and many, many more! JAHA members get 15% off on tickets -- purchase them at the Cambria County War Memorial Box Office (open 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

    Click here to visit the festival website.

  • Friday, August 26 -- Galactic with special guest Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers -- (Peoples Natural Gas Park) The Ann Harris Smith Foundation, in conjunction with the Laurel Auto Group, present the New Orleans funk powerhouse GALACTIC on Fri., Aug. 26, a concert to benefit the Johnstown Free Medical Clinic. Pittsburgh blue-collar rockers and festival favorites Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers will open the show!Tickets are $20 (plus fees) in advance, $25 day of show; they are available online through here. Details on show schedule can be found here.  




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    ***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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