On September 7, 2023, a capacity crowd gathered at the Heritage Discovery Center to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Rosedale incident, in which Johnstown’s mayor ordered all Black people who hadn’t lived in Johnstown for at least seven years …Read More
The Young Preservationists Association (YPA) of Pittsburgh has recognized Richard Burkert, former president and CEO of JAHA, with its Preservationist of the Year Award!
“Richard Burkert recently stepped down as President and CEO of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association after 44 …Read More
The American retailer Anthropologie has filmed a new ad campaign in the Johnstown Train Station! The shoot was completed in September, showcasing the brand’s clothing, accessories, home decor, furniture and more.
How did they find us? Well, the creative director had …Read More
On September 29, the Greater Johnstown YMCA and JAHA hosted Corks & Cocktails: 13th Annual Charity Wine Auction in the Community Foundation Oilhouse at Peoples Natural Gas Park! What a wonderful evening, and we are grateful to all who made …Read More
This column by Chip Minemyer appeared in the September 24, 2023 edition of The Tribune-Democrat and is reproduced here with permission.
In April 1991, just two years after the Johnstown flood centennial and 12 years into Richard Burkert’s time in Johnstown, …Read More
After 44 years, Richard Burkert is calling it a career. The president and CEO of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) today announced his retirement effective August 31, although he will continue to serve JAHA in a consultant role. Patty …Read More
The Johnstown Flood Museum’s 50th anniversary was celebrated in late May with two very special events: the screening of the newly-restored silent movie, “The Johnstown Flood,” at the State Theater on Sunday, May 28. Thanks to the generosity of Conway …Read More
The 1926 film “The Johnstown Flood” is a major achievement of the silent film era – and now, a newly-restored version of the film will have its premiere in Johnstown as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Johnstown …Read More