Were you a steelworker? Do you or someone you love have a story about working in the steel mills of Johnstown? JAHA wants to hear it!
The momentous new exhibition “Forging a Nation: Johnstown Iron & Steel” is now open at …Read More
On September 7, 2023, a capacity crowd gathered at the Heritage Discovery Center to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Rosedale incident, in which Johnstown’s mayor ordered all Black people who hadn’t lived in Johnstown for at least seven years …Read More
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 …Read More
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, …Read More
The Johnstown Flood Museum’s 50th anniversary was celebrated in late May with two very special events: the screening of the newly-restored silent movie, “The Johnstown Flood,” at the State Theater on Sunday, May 28. Thanks to the generosity of Conway …Read More
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 …Read More
The Johnstown Area Heritage Association and The Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center today announced that the lights on the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center will coordinate with the Stone Bridge lights.
Dustin Greene of Top Dog Productions, which co-manages the Frank …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is partnering with the Highlands Health Clinic to host a COVID vaccine clinic on Dec. 4 from 10:00 am-noon at the Heritage Discovery Center. Pediatric, first-dose, second-dose, and booster Pfizer vaccines will be available …Read More