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Category Archive: JAHA at Home

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 events that will occur in association with the May 31 anniversary of …

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“A Photographic History of the 1889 Johnstown Flood” is by Dr. Michael R. McGough was published in 2019 to mark the 130th anniversary of the disaster, and is the newest book available on the topic. The soft-bound book retails for …

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JAHA is delighted to offer several at-home programs for students! These programs are designed to bring themes from the Johnstown Children’s Museum, Heritage Discovery Center, and Johnstown Flood Museum directly to kids virtually.

To inquire about one of these Virtual Classroom …

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The Iron & Steel Gallery at the Heritage Discovery Center was created in 2009 during the second phase of the renovation of the building. The spectacular, three-story space evokes an industrial feel, and the film presentation “The Mystery of Steel” …

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As Preservation Week 2020 continues, we’re pleased to bring you this guest post by Laryssa Duncan, reference librarian at the Cambria County Library.

A family history can be documented in many forms, and it can be difficult to know where to …

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April 22, 2020 9:07 pm

JAHA at Home: Earth Day

by Andrew Lang, JAHA curator

Today is Earth Day, a day that encourages us to think about the environment and our relationship to it, and the ways that we can help to preserve and protect the natural world. And today, I …

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by Andrew Lang, JAHA curator

During this quarantine, there are many things that I miss. One is seeing people visit the Johnstown Flood Museum or the Heritage Discovery Center to see the exhibits we have. Luckily, we will be sharing content …

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This post is by Andrew Lang, JAHA curator — part of a series to bring JAHA themes to you at home, while our museums are closed.

“We are living through unprecedented times.” That is a phrase that can get thrown around …

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Like so many businesses and public sites, we are currently closed to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. But even though our doors are closed, we still have plenty to share with you.

There are many materials online through our …

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