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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, June 17, 6:00-8:00 pm -- Cambria City Walking Tour -- (leaves from Johnstown Flood Museum) Join Curator Kaytlin Sumner to learn about the National Historic District of Cambria City at the turn of the century. Included in museum admission, or free for JAHA members.

  • Tuesday, June 28, 6:00 pm -- Curator Talk at the Wagner-Ritter House & Garden -- The house opened just over 10 years ago! Join us at this special curator talk to view never-before-displayed artifacts and to hear more about the history of the house and the people who lived there. $5 admission.

  • 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!

  • 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.