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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association has gotten a significant boost to our $2.5 million campaign, “For The Future: A Campaign for the Johnstown Flood Museum,” with the endorsement of David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author!

McCullough, who first rose to prominence in 1968 with the publication of The Johnstown Flood, has a long history of supporting …

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February 1, 2017 2:50 pm

JAHA releases calendar of special offers

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association is offering a year full of special offers! Download your calendar today.

February: $5 daily admission to the Johnstown Flood Museum or Heritage Discovery Center.

March: Every Saturday, 10 Morley Dogs will be hidden in each museum. Find all 10 and win a prize!

April: 20% off a future rental

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January 18, 2017 2:46 pm

Vendors sought for May 7 expo

JAHA is planning a Mother’s Day Expo for May 7 at the Heritage Discovery Center, and is seeking vendors! Direct sales, crafts and jewelry makers, and others selling items of interest to women are encouraged to get in touch. Details are here!

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This just in: we’ll have two real-life princesses attending our Ice Princess Tea Parties on Jan. 14-15! Kristina Marinkovich, Ms. US Universal; and Mariah Thoma, Miss Pennsylvania All Star United States 2017 will be joining us.

Admission is $15 per person, or $10 for JAHA members. Tickets are available by calling 539-1889 or by stopping into the Heritage Discovery …

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December 9, 2016 12:19 pm

Online giving is now possible!

Online giving is now available on our website for our Annual Fund, the Campaign for the Johnstown Flood Museum, and the Stone Bridge Project Maintenance Fund! This is made possible through a partnership with the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, which has established funds for these JAHA purposes. It’s our hope that this …

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December 7, 2016 10:15 am

Holiday museum hours

The Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum will be closed Sat., Dec. 24 and Sun., Dec. 25 as well as Sat., Dec. 31 and Sun., Jan. 1. Otherwise, we will be open our regular winter operating schedule of Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Sundays, noon-5:00 pm. Welcome, and bring your houseguests!

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The Path of the Flood Historic Races are set for May 27, and online registration has just opened! Register now through Dec. 25, get $5 off registration for these races (which include a 5K, 12K and half-marathon).

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The gift shop at the Heritage Discovery Center offers a variety of unique gifts for the holidays — stop in anytime the museum is open! In addition to an assortment of Johnstown-imprinted items, we are proud to offer:

Handmade gifts from Slovakia, from the Slovak Import Company: Corn husk dolls and ornaments, carved wooden houses and folk art, crystal …

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November 4, 2016 2:17 pm

Tribune-Democrat covers Annual Fund

We appreciated the coverage of our Annual Fund in today’s The Tribune-Democrat! The article also has a nice plug for this new website. We thank everyone who has donated so far — if you haven’t yet, visit our Donate page to learn how. Thank you!

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October 21, 2016 1:48 pm

Annual Fund 2017 kicks off

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) bases our work on Johnstown’s historic resources and sense of place – its legendary stories, historic buildings and districts, and cultural traditions. We preserve and revitalize historic places, bring visitors and new investment into the city’s core, and build our city’s future through heritage tourism. Our museums and special events spotlight the …

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