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May 27, 2020 1:57 pm

1889 flood commemoration in 2020

This year, the coronavirus crisis has prevented JAHA from planning an in-person flood commemoration event. But we’re pleased to let you know about the following virtual and outdoor events that will occur in association with the May 31 anniversary of …

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“A Photographic History of the 1889 Johnstown Flood” is by Dr. Michael R. McGough was published in 2019 to mark the 130th anniversary of the disaster, and is the newest book available on the topic. The soft-bound book retails for …

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Now more than ever, JAHA is grateful for the support of our members! We miss seeing our members in our museums and at our programs, and are looking forward to the point when we can reopen safely.

Because we haven’t been …

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JAHA is delighted to offer several at-home programs for students! These programs are designed to bring themes from the Johnstown Children’s Museum, Heritage Discovery Center, and Johnstown Flood Museum directly to kids virtually.

To inquire about one of these Virtual Classroom …

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The Iron & Steel Gallery at the Heritage Discovery Center was created in 2009 during the second phase of the renovation of the building. The spectacular, three-story space evokes an industrial feel, and the film presentation “The Mystery of Steel” …

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As Preservation Week 2020 continues, we’re pleased to bring you this guest post by Laryssa Duncan, reference librarian at the Cambria County Library.

A family history can be documented in many forms, and it can be difficult to know where to …

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By Andrew Lang, JAHA curator

The 1889 Johnstown Flood remains one of the world’s most notable and enduring disasters. Broadly written about, studied, and commemorated, it is an event that stands at the intersection of so many facets of American life …

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April 22, 2020 9:07 pm

JAHA at Home: Earth Day

by Andrew Lang, JAHA curator

Today is Earth Day, a day that encourages us to think about the environment and our relationship to it, and the ways that we can help to preserve and protect the natural world. And today, I …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) has today announced the cancelation of its signature event, the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival, which was to be held Jul. 31-Aug. 1, 2020 at Peoples Natural Gas Park.

“We waited to make this decision …

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