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To commemorate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is releasing a series of oral history interviews on Johnstown’s Jewish community. These interviews, conducted this last May in partnership with the Cambria County Library and the …

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JAHA is pleased to once again offer a full slate of rail tours this fall, on September 28, and October 12, 19 and 26! Three slightly different itineraries are offered, but all showcase the area’s railway history through visits to …

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The Mountain Playhouse, a professional summer stock theater in nearby Jennerstown, is presenting 5/31/1889: The Flood from Sept. 17-29! We are pleased to be working with the Mountain Playhouse to cross-promote this exciting production and our museums.

Bring an August or …

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JAHA has been offered an opportunity to purchase paintings by Barbara Strank Zivkovich that are owned by her nephew Jeff Strank, who inherited the collection from her. Barbara Strank Zivkovich was active in the local art scene from the mid-1940s …

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by Rodney Eatman, director

The beautiful lights on Johnstown’s Stone Bridge glow throughout the year, commemorating seasons, holidays, and events, a visual promise that our city is alive. The glow now on the bridge is a promise that the aptly named …

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Southmont Borough incorporated on June 2, 1919! It had a population of 300 people back then, and is today home to nearly 2,200. Nadine Carr, JAHA volunteer, has created a marvelous website exploring the history of Southmont, including its streetcars, …

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Here is a listing of all 1889 flood commemorative events planned in the area as the 130th anniversary of the disaster approaches.

Various dates in May and June, Johnstown Flood Museum: 1889 Flood Walking Tours of Downtown and Lower Town: Nick …

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JAHA is delighted to announce a full slate of walking tours exploring the history of the 1889 flood in Johnstown! All tours are conducted by Nick Wukovich, who has studied the disaster extensively through first-person accounts of survivors. He’ll point …

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Recently the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau came to the Heritage Discovery Center to see the current temporary exhibition, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, which is on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum through April 27. They interviewed …

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Members of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, producers of the festival, get a special benefit — they can buy 2-day VIP (Oilhouse) passes to the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival at the same price as a regular 2-day pass ! …

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