The Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum are adopting winter opening hours beginning the week of Jan. 3. We will be open Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am-5 pm, and Sun. noon-5 pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Because Cambria County is currently experiencing high community spread of COVID-19, we are now requiring staff and visitors to wear masks (face shields alone are not adequate). Please visit the children’s museum COVID protocols page for more information specific to that museum. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Welcome!

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This post was made available to JAHA members first, before the general public, as part of our Membership Mondays program. To become a JAHA member, contact Deb Winterscheidt.

For the last year, we have been in the midst of an international health crisis …

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Last August, a Wentzscope was installed in the Johnstown Children’s Museum, thanks to support from the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. The Wentzscope is a sturdy, hands-on microscope that allows kids to explore the world of microscopy.

The Wentzscope came with …

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JAHA is grateful to the GBU Life Members in Action Program for their support of the campaign to replace the Heritage Discovery Center’s elevator! Tom Leslie (left) stopped by the museum to present checks totaling $5,000 to Richard Burkert, JAHA …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) has received a major grant from 1889 Foundation in support of the Johnstown Flood Museum Revitalization Project. The grant will fund exhibition upgrades at the museum, one of Johnstown’s flagship tourism attractions.

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On Feb. 11, 2021, Russell Shorto discussed his new book, “Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob,” with Richard Burkert, JAHA president. There was great interest in this virtual presentation, and we reached the webinar’s 250 capacity. We …

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JAHA has been working hard to raise funds to replace the elevator at the Heritage Discovery Center, which is out of service and requires a custom part to repair.

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This elevator is critical to …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is announcing tentative plans to hold its signature event, the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival, in October 2021 rather than its usual August timeframe. The 2020 festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The …

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February 6, 2021 11:00 am

JAHA at Home: Hidden Treasures

The Cambria County Library made this video with Richard Burkert, JAHA president, exploring “hidden treasures” from the archives and collections JAHA stores at the Heritage Discovery Center — objects that give us insight into what life was like here a …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) has received a $30,000 grant from National Geographic to facilitate a project that will allow area high school students the opportunity to author and illustrate a children’s book. Currently, JAHA is seeking educators from …

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December 30, 2020 12:35 pm

Support JAHA’s 2021 Annual Fund!

In a time when our country seems so divided, our history and heritage can unite us. The story of Johnstown – our resilience, our community, and everything we share – is more important and relevant than ever.

JAHA continues our commitment …

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