JAHA is looking for a part-time docent in our children’s museum (20-30 hours/week) who will interact with visitors and children, turn on/off exhibits, facilitate visitor experience, assist in presenting crafts, activities, events, and birthday parties. Teaching experience preferred. Weekends and some evenings required; must have reliable transportation and clearances. $8.75/hr. Interested? Please email Marisa Tracey at cm [at] jaha.org.

Rent the Lights/Suggest Lighting Occasions

Suggest Lighting Colors or Rent the Lights

Suggesting lighting colors

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association’s programming goal is to be inclusive, meaningful, and fun. We light the bridge for major religious and secular holidays (such as Christmas, Easter, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Thanksgiving, etc.). We also light for sports events such as the Olympics, Steelers evening games, or sometimes just the season of the year.

We light the bridge for local charity events and nationwide observances, including major health awareness events. These include well-publicized events like Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, World AIDS Day, and Light it Blue for Autism. JAHA recognizes that there are literally hundreds of lesser-known health observances, and accommodate requests to light for these whenever possible.

Please use the form below to make sure we’re aware of the observance or community event that matters to you.

Again, there is no fee for such lightings. But if you love the lights and are able, please consider making a small donation to our campaign to sustain and maintain them. Thank you!

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Policy

As a matter of policy, the Johnstown Area Heritage Association does not accept lighting requests or rentals that have political overtones. We have not and will not light for things like:

  • A specific party’s election victory or partisan political rally (for elections, the bridge is red, white and blue.)
  • A political advocacy group or observance
  • The passage of a law or a Supreme Court decision

Please understand that we cannot accept requests for most lightings to honor or memorialize a single individual except as rentals. Memorial lightings for local public figures (such as a first responder who dies in the line of duty) are sometimes arranged.

We reserve the right to refuse any request or rental at our discretion.

Renting the lights

The lights are also available for rent for private events such as:

  • Memorials
  • Birthdays
  • Pregnancy gender reveals
  • Sports events
  • Wedding anniversaries
  • Corporate events

Multiple color combinations, animations, and effects are possible. The fee for this service is $100 per evening, with additional evenings for $50.

Requests and rentals should be made at least a week in advance, but a month in advance is preferred.

Get in touch

Please use the form below to inquire, including the following information:

For a community event or observance:

  • Details about the health observance or community event (when applicable, please include evidence that your observance or event is occurring — for a national observance, this could be a website with details; for a local event, this could include a calendar listing on social media, a flyer, etc.)
  • Preferred colors
  • Your preferred date(s)

For a rental:

  • Details about what the rental is for
  • Preferred colors
  • Your preferred date(s)

Please note that JAHA reserves the right to refuse rental requests as well as suggestions for community events/observances due to conflicts or any other reason at our discretion.