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Were you a steelworker? Do you or someone you love have a story about working in the steel mills of Johnstown? JAHA wants to hear it!

The momentous new exhibition “Forging a Nation: Johnstown Iron & Steel” is now open at …

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The AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival will present rock legends Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: Remain in Light, and the consummate showman Andy Frasco & the UN — along with a varied underbill of touring artists and local and regional …

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Michael McDermit and Jacob Koestler, who grew up in Johnstown, are bringing their latest, award-winning film to the Johnstown Flood Museum.

Since its premiere in March 2023, the 94-minute film ᏓᏗᏬᏂᏏ (We Will Speak) has screened at more than 30 film …

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The heyday of big steel in Johnstown is long gone – but its impact on our region’s economy, history and culture is almost impossible to overstate, and steel made here was vital to our nation’s industrial development. Now this history …

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December 14, 2023 11:15 am

JAHA launches 2024 Annual Fund

Now is an exciting time for the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA). We’ve just completed exterior renovations at the Johnstown Flood Museum, we’re planning the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival (our 3oth festival, set for July 26-27), the 15th anniversary …

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Museums are great places for families to bond, learn, and explore – and JAHA wants our museums to be accessible to everyone.

That’s why the Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum and Johnstown Flood Museum participate in Museums For …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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October 9, 2023 2:08 pm

Thank you for a wonderful Wine Auction!

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 …

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