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Category Archive: Events

by Rodney Eatman, director

The beautiful lights on Johnstown’s Stone Bridge glow throughout the year, commemorating seasons, holidays, and events, a visual promise that our city is alive. The glow now on the bridge is a promise that the aptly named …

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Southmont Borough incorporated on June 2, 1919! It had a population of 300 people back then, and is today home to nearly 2,200. Nadine Carr, JAHA volunteer, has created a marvelous website exploring the history of Southmont, including its streetcars, …

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Here is a listing of all 1889 flood commemorative events planned in the area as the 130th anniversary of the disaster approaches.

Various dates in May and June, Johnstown Flood Museum: 1889 Flood Walking Tours of Downtown and Lower Town: Nick …

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JAHA is delighted to announce a full slate of walking tours exploring the history of the 1889 flood in Johnstown! All tours are conducted by Nick Wukovich, who has studied the disaster extensively through first-person accounts of survivors. He’ll point …

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Members of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, producers of the festival, get a special benefit — they can buy 2-day VIP (Oilhouse) passes to the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival at the same price as a regular 2-day pass ! …

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Today the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival announced its four top acts for the August 2-3 festival: Gin Blossoms (pictured), Cowboy Mouth, Ghost Light, and Brownout presents Brown Sabbath.

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The remaining acts will be …

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Center for Metal Arts (CMA) has been established in Johnstown for almost a year – and now, CMA and the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) are inviting the public to see what they do.

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On Dec. …

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Johnstown Children’s Museum staff are busy preparing for one of the best kid holidays of the year — Halloween! We’re looking forward to:

Friday, October 26, 6:00-8:00 pm: A Halloween Night at the Museum: Kids are invited for safe trick-or-treating through the …

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September 28, 2018 12:34 pm

A new season of Last Fridays begins!

A popular, long-running JAHA events series has returned — Last Friday at the Ethnic Social Club! The club, which is located on the Heritage Discovery Center’s fourth floor, is furnished with authentic items from Johnstown social clubs that have long …

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The first annual Johnstown Train Station Arts and Crafts Expo will be held at the Johnstown Train Station on Sat., Sept. 29 from noon-8:00 pm. The event, which will feature 12 indoor arts and crafts vendors as well as additional …

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