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 …Read More
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 …Read More
JAHA’s museums are currently closed due to the coronavirus, but we’re pleased to make these items available for sale for holiday giving!Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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” …Read More
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 …Read More