Winter opening hours have begun for the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum: we are CLOSED Tuesdays and Wednesdays; OPEN Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 10:00 am-5:00 pm; and OPEN Sundays from noon-5:00 pm. The Wagner-Ritter House is closed for winter until April 19, 2023.

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Category Archive: JAHA at Home

UPDATE: As of Nov. 4, 2022, we are halfway to our goal of $30,000! Please consider a generous donation today.

The Stone Bridge lights are now fully repaired and shining brightly for three hours every evening, and the Stone Bridge Project …

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August 10, 2022 1:58 pm

Remembering David McCullough

by Richard Burkert, JAHA president and CEO

I note with sadness the recent passing of David McCullough, whose book and career have greatly influenced the Johnstown community, my career and life.

Before I interviewed for the position of executive director of the …

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by Yamila Audisio, Curatorial Assistant

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman,” Virginia Woolf once wrote. This is especially true in the 19th century when written history only portrayed upper-class men. Johnstown’s history is no exception. This was the case …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is delighted to share The Laurel Highlands Explorers, a children’s book which has been authored and illustrated by area high school students, a project made possible by a $30,000 grant from National Geographic! The …

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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.

For the last year, we have been in the midst of an international health crisis …

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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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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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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.

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association would like to wish all our members, supporters and friends …

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June 19 is Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States while celebrating African-American history and culture. Johnstown’s African-American community has a rich history that many people are seeking to better document and explore. The African American …

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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.

Welcome to our second Membership Monday post! Today’s content is …

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