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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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‘Tis the season for online shopping! When you designate JAHA as a charity to support while shopping on Amazon, .5% of the purchase price of many things you buy will be donated directly to JAHA through direct deposit. There …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) today announced that the campaign to replace the Heritage Discovery Center’s elevator is nearing the halfway point.

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The repair requires a hydraulic piston that is a custom part, …

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The permanent exhibition at the Heritage Discovery Center, “America: Through Immigrant Eyes,” has received an addition that tells the story of later migrants: African Americans from the South who came to Johnstown from 1916-1930.

“’America: Through Immigrant Eyes’ covers the period …

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August 5, 2020 11:29 am

JAHA renews elevator fundraising effort

A letter is going out to JAHA friends and supporters about our elevator fund! We are grateful to have raised over $19,000 of this $90,000 campaign, but we need your help.

The text of the letter is as follows:

These are extraordinary …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) recently welcomed some very special visitors to the Heritage Discovery Center – adoptable pets from the Humane Society of Cambria County (HSCC).

The visit, which was captured on video by the local firm

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When a group of partners built the Germania Brewery in 1907, they wanted a tall building. Land was expensive in Cambria City and a 5-story building allowed them to use gravity in their brewing process. When JAHA purchased the building …

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