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The Stone Bridge lights are now fully repaired and shining brightly for three hours every evening, and the Stone Bridge Project Committee announced today that people all over the world can see the lights in real time with the re-launch …

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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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Lee Initiatives Health & Wellness Endowment has stepped forward with a $20,000 gift toward the replacement of the concrete floor to the ramp outside the Heritage Discovery Center! JAHA is asking your help to raise the remaining amount and finish …

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A deal to add a second daily round-trip passenger train through Johnstown was announced this week! The rail lines in Johnstown and Portage will be upgraded to make it possible for freight and passenger trains to switch tracks quickly and …

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On May 31, Fox Weather was in Johnstown to do live stories on the Johnstown flood every hour, all morning! Reporter Katie Byrne talked with Shelley Johansson, Dave Casker, and Richard Burkert. A packaged story was also provided to Fox …

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JAHA is delighted to announce that the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum will soon be open seven days a week for the visitor season!

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JAHA is currently seeking staff members! The following positions are available:

Maintenance/Landscaping/Janitorial (Peoples Natural Gas Park) Part-time position (32-34 hours/week with overtime possible). Duties include landscaping, lawncare, maintenance, setup, teardown and cleanup for events and janitorial services. The ability to lift …

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Beginning January 2, the Johnstown Area Heritage Association is adopting a new winter opening schedule for the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum. Instead of being closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, as in past winters, the museums …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) kicked off its 2022 Annual Fund drive in a press conference today at its signature facility, the Johnstown Flood Museum.

JAHA has an extensive record of completed projects related to historic preservation, heritage tourism, and …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association and the Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA) are partnering to present a new temporary exhibition, #150mmchallenge, in the second-floor galleries of the Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center.

The exhibition, which will be on …

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