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Category Archive: Archives and Collections

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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JAHA would like to formally welcome Amy Regan, our new historian! Amy will manage JAHA’s collection and archives, and displays of all artifacts and exhibits while contributing to historical programming and events. While this position is new for Amy, she’s …

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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.

This video was produced in 1964 for WJAC-TV to commemorate …

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By Andrew Lang, JAHA curator

The 1889 Johnstown Flood remains one of the world’s most notable and enduring disasters. Broadly written about, studied, and commemorated, it is an event that stands at the intersection of so many facets of American life …

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by Andrew Lang, JAHA curator

During this quarantine, there are many things that I miss. One is seeing people visit the Johnstown Flood Museum or the Heritage Discovery Center to see the exhibits we have. Luckily, we will be sharing content …

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To commemorate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is releasing a series of oral history interviews on Johnstown’s Jewish community. These interviews, conducted this last May in partnership with the Cambria County Library and the …

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The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) recently approved a Pitt-Johnstown grant application to support the digitization and dissemination of a large collection of archival materials from the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA). The material consists of photographs, handwritten documents, …

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January 25, 2019 3:55 pm

JAHA seeks oral histories of the 1960s

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music & Art Festival. As we commemorate this historic event and reflect on the 1960s, we want to know what you remember! We will be recording oral histories of the 1960s at …

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After a careful search, JAHA has named Andrew Lang as our new curator. In this position, Andrew will assist in all aspects of developing and executing exhibitions in JAHA’s museums, as well as maintaining and curating JAHA’s archives and collections …

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The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra is starting their season with a bang by presenting a free concert at the Lower Cambria Ironworks Machine Shop! The “All-American Program” is set for 7:30 pm on Friday, October 20.

JAHA-commissioned film footage will be shown …

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