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November 8, 2019 2:45 pm

JAHA kicks off 2020 Annual Fund drive

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) has begun its 2020 Annual Fund to support its operations and programs in the coming year. Individuals and corporations are asked to support the Annual Fund to sustain the work that JAHA does to …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association is pleased to offer a full slate of events for all ages this Halloween season! Don’t miss:

October 25, 6:00-9:00 pm: Halloween at the Johnstown Children’s Museum: It’s a safe trick-or-treat event, with fun all over …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) today announced a free concert by the Eric Tessmer Band to end the season at Peoples Natural Gas Park, to take place inside the Community Foundation Oilhouse.

“Eric is a huge favorite in Johnstown since …

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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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