Facility Rentals

JAHA offers a variety of facilities for your special event.

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association makes our facilities available for rental for public and private events.

Alcohol

In accordance with PCLB regulations, any alcohol served must be purchased through JAHA. We can have a full bar, or just beer and wine, and will provide bartending services (one bartender per 50 guests). Cash bar services are available.

Weddings

Let us help you plan your special day! We have a variety of venues to choose from.

Contact

Contact Kim Baxter, Vice President of Operations/Rentals, to inquire. We’d be delighted to show you more about what we have to offer!

Peoples Natural Gas Park

Peoples Natural Gas Park is located near the Cambria Iron National Historic Landmark at the junction of the Conemaugh and Stoneycreek Rivers. The park is owned and operated by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association. The 3.5-acre facility is fully gated and fenced.

The park can be rented for a variety of private and public functions, including but not limited to:

  • Weddings, family reunions and birthday parties
  • Small conventions, trade shows and expos
  • Concerts or performances with local, regional, and national acts

Since its 2012 opening, the park has been host to a wide range of JAHA-produced events, including the Flood City Music Festival and an 1889 flood commemoration event. Other public events held here include Thunder in the Valley, a major motorcycle rally produced by the Johnstown/Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau in late June each year; community concerts; and various smaller festivals. Private events have included weddings; company picnics; class reunions; church meetings; and more.

The Oilhouse and Polacek Pavilion at Peoples Natural Gas Park

At Peoples Natural Gas Park, the Oilhouse is former industrial building that has been completely renovated. This two-level space (which includes a wheelchair lift) includes a small stage and restrooms that serve up to 700 comfortably. Capacity of the room is about 560; alternatively, it can be set with tables and chairs, buffets, and displays. It features garage doors that open onto a concrete apron out into the park lawn.

Adjacent to the Oilhouse, the new Polacek Pavilion includes a stage, stage lighting, small green room area, and can be set with up to 600 seats. This flexible space can also be set with tables and chairs for dining, displays, or left open for dancing.

Other amenities include:

  • Restrooms that serve up to 600 comfortably
  • An ATM (if appropriate for your event)
  • Small parking lot

The Heritage Discovery Center

The Heritage Discovery Center features several spaces available for rental events, including weddings and receptions.

The Courtyard

The courtyard is a beautiful, enclosed area that is well-suited for an open-air party or reception. It features a performance stage, and seats 150 for dining or 300 for meetings and performances. If inclement weather is expected, event can be moved indoors with 2-3 days’ notice.

 

Ethnic Social Club

This authentic social club is located on the fourth floor of the Heritage Discovery Center, and features fixtures from ethnic social clubs in Johnstown that have closed. This intimate space can host up to 75 people comfortably, or smaller groups also. Perfect for adult birthday parties, smaller receptions, social hours or any other type of get-together! As with all of our rental spaces, JAHA will work with you to provide bartending services.

Second-Floor Galleries

The beautiful exposed brick walls and museum exhibits create a unique atmosphere for your meeting, reception or special event. Three connected meeting or reception rooms can provide seating for 10 to 175 at tables for dining. The area can be arranged to your specifications to include a dance area, dinner seating, bar(s) and more.