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Two great ways to save in July — get a new or renewing membership, and get your music fest passes! Here are details on these great deals:

1) We have a 20% off membership sale! To get yours, mail in a …

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JAHA is delighted to announce a 2-show free concert series at Peoples Natural Gas Park, made possible by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Friday, July 9: The National Reserve with special guest Van Waylon

Founded and fronted by singer-guitarist Sean Walsh, 

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In a May 19 press conference, the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival announced its Friday and Saturday headliners: Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers (pictured), and Uprooted featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root. The festival, which normally takes place the first …

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We are excited to announce spring walking tours exploring the history of the 1889 flood! After a year of cancellations and a few virtual events, it’s nice to see in-person events start to come back to our calendar.

There will be …

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Like most large events, the Path of the Flood Historic Races had to be canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis. Held annually on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, the races consist of a 5K, 8-miler, and …

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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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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.

The …

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Registration opens at midnight on Black Friday for the 2021 Path of Flood Historic Races, presented by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) and the Cambria County Conservation & Recreation Authority (CCCRA). The races include a 14 miler, 8 miler, …

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The Johnstown Slavic Festival Committee and JAHA are saddened to announce the postponement of the 2020 Slavic Festival due to COVID-19 restrictions. The committee explored every option and avenue and were optimistic that we would be able to host the …

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May 27, 2020 1:57 pm

1889 flood commemoration in 2020

This year, the coronavirus crisis has prevented JAHA from planning an in-person flood commemoration event. But we’re pleased to let you know about the following virtual and outdoor activities that will occur in association with the May 31 anniversary of …

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