The Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum are now open summer visiting hours of 10:00 am-5:00 pm weekdays and Saturday; and noon-5:00 pm Sunday. Welcome!

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Category Archive: Development

In 1907, the Germania Brewing Company was built in Cambria City. It included a courtyard ringed by a five-story brew house, a bottling plant, and a cooperage and warehouse. Prohibition put the company out of business in 1919, and the …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) kicked off its 2022 Annual Fund drive in a press conference today at its signature facility, the Johnstown Flood Museum.

JAHA has an extensive record of completed projects related to historic preservation, heritage tourism, and …

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August 18, 2021 4:01 pm

Help JAHA ramp up!

A special message from the chair of JAHA’s board of directors, Mark Pasquerilla:

We are embarking on an important project related to accessibility of this beautiful museum building, the Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center. Named for my parents, the …

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We are excited to report that the elevator at the Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum has been repaired, after a prolonged period out of service. The timing is terrific, as the summer visiting season is just beginning. An expensive custom …

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April 6, 2021 1:19 pm

JAHA’s Annual Fund drive continues

In March 2020, the world shut down – including all JAHA facilities — because of the COVID pandemic. Our museums were closed for five months. Peoples Natural Gas Park never opened. Now, one year later, JAHA has survived the worst …

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JAHA today announced that Lee Initiatives Health & Wellness Endowment has stepped forward with a $22,000 gift that will enable the organization to replace the elevator at the Heritage Discovery Center. JAHA has been engaged in a $92,000 fundraising campaign …

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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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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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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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