The Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum are now open summer visiting hours of 10:00 am-5:00 pm weekdays and Saturday; and noon-5:00 pm Sunday. Welcome!

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August 10, 2022 1:58 pm

Remembering David McCullough

by Richard Burkert, JAHA president and CEO

I note with sadness the recent passing of David McCullough, whose book and career have greatly influenced the Johnstown community, my career and life.

Before I interviewed for the position of executive director of the …

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Lee Initiatives Health & Wellness Endowment has stepped forward with a $20,000 gift toward the replacement of the concrete floor to the ramp outside the Heritage Discovery Center! JAHA is asking your help to raise the remaining amount and finish …

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JAHA is delighted to announce an exciting addition to the Johnstown Children’s Museum! Weather-resistant 4′ x 6′ tables were specially designed and created for our Native Species Rooftop Garden by Somerset Millwork and Cabinetmakers. These tabletops are marine-grade two-toned melamine …

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A deal to add a second daily round-trip passenger train through Johnstown was announced this week! The rail lines in Johnstown and Portage will be upgraded to make it possible for freight and passenger trains to switch tracks quickly and …

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July will be a huge month at Peoples Natural Gas Park! This Sat., July 2, the Derek Woods Band will open up for John Gresh’s Gris-Gris (oictured) — two fantastic, crowd-pleasing acts, perfect for a holiday weekend. Gates open at …

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On May 31, Fox Weather was in Johnstown to do live stories on the Johnstown flood every hour, all morning! Reporter Katie Byrne talked with Shelley Johansson, Dave Casker, and Richard Burkert. A packaged story was also provided to Fox …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association gratefully acknowledges the Experiential Learning Committee at Mt. Aloysius College, which has facilitated the purchase of a new train table for the Johnstown Children’s Museum! Education students in Mt. Aloysius’s Aesthetic Experiences for Young Children …

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JAHA is delighted to announce that the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum will soon be open seven days a week for the visitor season!

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JAHA is currently seeking staff members! The following positions are available:

Maintenance/Landscaping/Janitorial (Peoples Natural Gas Park) Part-time position (32-34 hours/week with overtime possible). Duties include landscaping, lawncare, maintenance, setup, teardown and cleanup for events and janitorial services. The ability to lift …

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JAHA members get a FREE upgrade to VIP when they buy their 2-day passes to the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival in-person at the Heritage Discovery Center (must hold a Family-level membership or above; limit of 4 passes per membership). …

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