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Our 2018 Annual Fund drive has kicked off! We’ve mailed appeals to area businesses, and letters to individual supporters and friends are going out this week (as seen in the photo above!). As the letter explains, Johnstown is in the …

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The Association for Iron & Steel Technology produced a beautiful five-minute long video about the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra’s recent performance at the Lower Works, explaining the significance of the event and giving a few highlights of the performance. Comments from …

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We were delighted to host several direct descendants of the Wagner-Ritter family at last week’s Nighttime Tour of the Wagner-Ritter House & Garden! In the photo above, from left to right: Pat Tresnicky, Marlene Henry, and Anne Strasner (they are …

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Programming at the Johnstown Children’s Museum is kicking into high gear as the holiday season approaches! Mark your calendar for:

  • October 27, 6-8 pm: A (Halloween) Night at the Museum
  • November 4, 12 pm: Ballerina for a Day
  • December 17, 10 am-5 pm: …

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The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra is starting their season with a bang by presenting a free concert at the Lower Cambria Ironworks Machine Shop! The “All-American Program” is set for 7:30 pm on Friday, October 20.

JAHA-commissioned film footage will be shown …

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JAHA played a key role in Dr. Paul Newman’s Introduction to Public History course, which was offered for the first time last semester at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. As Dr. Newman’s syllabus stated, “The course will introduce students …

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By popular demand! Our Oct. 19 tour is sold out, so we’ve scheduled one more evening tour.

Learn about the Wagner-Ritter House and the lives of the family who lived there for 126 years. View never-before displayed artifacts from the house, …

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October 4, 2017 10:27 am

New Ride the Rails Tour added, 10/28!

Due to overwhelming demand, an extra Ride the Rails tour to Altoona has been added to our busy October schedule! The additional tour is set for Saturday, October 28, and just seven seats remain after we contacted …

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The Johnstown Slavic Festival was a fantastic time this year! We had a wonderful day of programming and were blessed with great weather, too. This quote, from The Tribune-Democrat’s wrap-up story on the event, sums it up: “Right …

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JAHA is delighted to welcome Deb Winterscheidt as director of development and member services! In her new position, Deb will work closely with JAHA’s board and president to raise funds for the organization, and grow and maintain JAHA’s membership. She’ll …

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