Winter opening hours have begun for the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum: we are CLOSED Tuesdays and Wednesdays; OPEN Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 10:00 am-5:00 pm; and OPEN Sundays from noon-5:00 pm. The Wagner-Ritter House is closed for winter until April 19, 2023.

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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.

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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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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.

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association would like to wish all our members, supporters and friends …

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On Dec. 10, 2020, Gov. Tom Wolf issued temporary mitigation measures designed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. In cooperation with this order, JAHA’s museums will be closed Sat., Dec. 12 through Jan. 4, 2021. We will keep …

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