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Now more than ever, JAHA is grateful for the support of our members! We miss seeing our members in our museums and at our programs, and are looking forward to the point when we can reopen safely.

Because we haven’t been …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) has today announced the cancelation of its signature event, the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival, which was to be held Jul. 31-Aug. 1, 2020 at Peoples Natural Gas Park.

“We waited to make this decision …

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Due to the coronavirus crisis, the race committee for the 7th Annual Path of the Flood Historic Races is canceling the 2020 event, which was set for Sat., May 23. The event is produced by and benefits the Johnstown Area …

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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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In cooperation with state and national public health authorities, our museums (Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum and Johnstown Flood Museum) are currently close. JAHA events scheduled for the near future will also be canceled, or rescheduled where possible.

In the meantime, …

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When a group of partners built the Germania Brewery in 1907, they wanted a tall building. Land was expensive in Cambria City and a 5-story building allowed them to use gravity in their brewing process. When JAHA purchased the building …

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You asked and we heard you! JAHA is happy to announce three new annual membership levels to accommodate students, large families, and extended families. As of January 1, 2020, JAHA is offering:

  • A Student membership for high school and college …

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It’s December, and time for our annual membership sale! When you buy a new or renewing membership to JAHA this month, you get 20% off — what’s more, we are delighted to announce that JAHA is now part of the …

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To commemorate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is releasing a series of oral history interviews on Johnstown’s Jewish community. These interviews, conducted this last May in partnership with the Cambria County Library and the …

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Recently the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau came to the Heritage Discovery Center to see the current temporary exhibition, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, which is on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum through April 27. They interviewed …

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