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Come work with us! Two positions are available: a seasonal position as part-time rental assistant, and part-time maintenance/janitorial at our Johnstown Flood Museum location.

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There’s been a murder at the museum, and JAHA needs the public’s help to solve it! An interactive murder mystery, “Mobsters & Molls: A Murder Mystery at the Heritage Discovery Center” will take place at 7:00 pm on Sat., Apr. …

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Michael McDermit and Jacob Koestler, who grew up in Johnstown, are bringing their latest, award-winning film to the Johnstown Flood Museum.

Since its premiere in March 2023, the 94-minute film ᏓᏗᏬᏂᏏ (We Will Speak) has screened at more than 30 film …

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December 14, 2023 11:15 am

JAHA launches 2024 Annual Fund

Now is an exciting time for the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA). We’ve just completed exterior renovations at the Johnstown Flood Museum, we’re planning the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival (our 3oth festival, set for July 26-27), the 15th anniversary …

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Museums are great places for families to bond, learn, and explore – and JAHA wants our museums to be accessible to everyone.

That’s why the Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum and Johnstown Flood Museum participate in Museums For …

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The Young Preservationists Association (YPA) of Pittsburgh has recognized Richard Burkert, former president and CEO of JAHA, with its Preservationist of the Year Award!

“Richard Burkert recently stepped down as President and CEO of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association after 44 …

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The American retailer Anthropologie has filmed a new ad campaign in the Johnstown Train Station! The shoot was completed in September, showcasing the brand’s clothing, accessories, home decor, furniture and more.

How did they find us? Well, the creative director had …

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This column by Chip Minemyer appeared in the September 24, 2023 edition of The Tribune-Democrat and is reproduced here with permission.

In April 1991, just two years after the Johnstown flood centennial and 12 years into Richard Burkert’s time in Johnstown, …

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After 44 years, Richard Burkert is calling it a career. The president and CEO of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) today announced his retirement effective August 31, although he will continue to serve JAHA in a consultant role. Patty …

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The 1926 film “The Johnstown Flood” is a major achievement of the silent film era – and now, a newly-restored version of the film will have its premiere in Johnstown as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Johnstown …

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