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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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March 21, 2023 8:31 pm

JAHA welcomes Patty Carnevali

On Monday, Mar. 6, Patty Carnevali returned to JAHA as chief operating officer! She has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the cultural non-profit world, and about our organization in particular. Patty first got to know JAHA as a …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association and The Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center today announced that the lights on the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center will coordinate with the Stone Bridge lights.

Dustin Greene of Top Dog Productions, which co-manages the Frank …

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The AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival has announced its headliners, Los Lobos and Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass feat. The HillBenders, along with a varied underbill of touring artists and local and regional talent. The festival will take place Aug. 4-5.

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In an address to Wesleyan University’s graduating class of 1984, beloved historian, writer, and Pittsburgh native David McCullough reminded the graduates that “history is a guide to navigating perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the …

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November 29, 2022 9:03 pm

JAHA kicks off 2023 Annual Fund Drive

Today the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) held a press conference at the Johnstown Flood Museum to kick off its 2023 Annual Fund drive to support its operations and programs in the coming year.

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“Johnstown is full …

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November 23, 2022 11:32 am

Holiday shopping specials at JAHA!

The holiday shopping season is about to begin, and JAHA is delighted to offer upcoming specials in our gift shop!

Black Friday, November 25: 10% off all Christmas ornaments. Many Johnstown-themed ornaments, as well as Polish pottery and Slavic glass designs.

Small …

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