JAHA is pleased to reopen our museums the week of Jan. 4, after the expiration of Gov. Wolf’s temporary mitigation orders. The Johnstown Flood Museum is open Wed.-Sat. from 10 am-5 pm, and Sun. noon-5 pm. The Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum is open 10 am-5 pm Thurs., Fri., and Sat. All visitors and staff are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Please visit the children’s museum COVID protocols page for more information specific to that museum. Welcome back!

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JAHA staff gathered for a (socially distanced) retirement luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 30, for Marcia Kelly (left) and Kim Baxter! The two honorees are pictured above, holding chocolates to commemorate the number of years they’ve spent with us — 43 …

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The permanent exhibition at the Heritage Discovery Center, “America: Through Immigrant Eyes,” has received an addition that tells the story of later migrants: African Americans from the South who came to Johnstown from 1916-1930.

“’America: Through Immigrant Eyes’ covers the period …

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Visitors to the Johnstown Children’s Museum have an exciting new interactive exhibit to explore when the museum reopens to the public this week.

The Wentzscope is a microscope specifically designed for museum installations that is sturdy and easy to use, allowing …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is reopening the Johnstown Children’s Museum to the public, beginning on Aug. 27.

JAHA closed the entire Heritage Discovery Center and Johnstown Flood Museum on March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 9, …

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The Johnstown Slavic Festival Committee and JAHA are saddened to announce the postponement of the 2020 Slavic Festival due to COVID-19 restrictions. The committee explored every option and avenue and were optimistic that we would be able to host the …

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We are delighted to re-open the Johnstown Children’s Museum, first to MEMBERS ONLY, with a public opening to follow. We are sending this information to all our members! (Not a member? Contact Deb Winterscheidt at 539-1889 x315 to join …

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A letter is going out to JAHA friends and supporters about our elevator fund! We are grateful to have raised over $19,000 of this $90,000 campaign, but we need your help.

The text of the letter is as follows:

These are extraordinary …

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An 8” rolling mill stand from Bethlehem Steel’s Gautier Division has been restored and moved to the Heritage Discovery Center, just outside the entrance of the Iron & Steel Gallery.

Placed into service in 1924, it is one of the oldest …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) recently welcomed some very special visitors to the Heritage Discovery Center – adoptable pets from the Humane Society of Cambria County (HSCC).

The visit, which was captured on video by the local firm

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