Winter opening hours have begun for the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum: we are CLOSED Tuesdays and Wednesdays; OPEN Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 10:00 am-5:00 pm; and OPEN Sundays from noon-5:00 pm. The Wagner-Ritter House is closed for winter until April 19, 2023.

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association and The Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center today announced that the lights on the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center will coordinate with the Stone Bridge lights.

Dustin Greene of Top Dog Productions, which co-manages the Frank …

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The AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival has announced its headliners, Los Lobos and Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass feat. The HillBenders, along with a varied underbill of touring artists and local and regional talent. The festival will take place Aug. 4-5.

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In an address to Wesleyan University’s graduating class of 1984, beloved historian, writer, and Pittsburgh native David McCullough reminded the graduates that “history is a guide to navigating perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the …

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November 29, 2022 9:03 pm

JAHA kicks off 2023 Annual Fund Drive

Today the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) held a press conference at the Johnstown Flood Museum to kick off its 2023 Annual Fund drive to support its operations and programs in the coming year.

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“Johnstown is full …

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November 23, 2022 11:32 am

Holiday shopping specials at JAHA!

The holiday shopping season is about to begin, and JAHA is delighted to offer upcoming specials in our gift shop!

Black Friday, November 25: 10% off all Christmas ornaments. Many Johnstown-themed ornaments, as well as Polish pottery and Slavic glass designs.

Small …

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JAHA welcomes the new board members and officers who were elected at our November 10 annual meeting.

Joining the JAHA board for three-year terms are Patty Carnevali, Alan Cashaw, Sean McCool, Jesper Nielsen, Ernie Petersen, Dan Solomon, and Mike Tedesco.

Officers elected …

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October 8, 2022 1:35 pm

JAHA joins Museums For All program

Today JAHA announced that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums …

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The Stone Bridge Players return to the Johnstown Flood Museum with Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers” from October 12-15 and 19-22, at 7:00 pm.

Stone Bridge Players remains dedicated to producing high-quality performances that highlight the area’s local talent. “Lost in …

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UPDATE: As of Nov. 4, 2022, we are halfway to our goal of $30,000! Please consider a generous donation today.

The Stone Bridge lights are now fully repaired and shining brightly for three hours every evening, and the Stone Bridge Project …

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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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