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Center for Metal Arts (CMA) has been established in Johnstown for almost a year – and now, CMA and the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) are inviting the public to see what they do.

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On Dec. …

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The Association for Iron & Steel Technology produced a beautiful five-minute long video about the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra’s recent performance at the Lower Works, explaining the significance of the event and giving a few highlights of the performance. Comments from …

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We were delighted to host several direct descendants of the Wagner-Ritter family at last week’s Nighttime Tour of the Wagner-Ritter House & Garden! In the photo above, from left to right: Pat Tresnicky, Marlene Henry, and Anne Strasner (they are …

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The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra is starting their season with a bang by presenting a free concert at the Lower Cambria Ironworks Machine Shop! The “All-American Program” is set for 7:30 pm on Friday, October 20.

JAHA-commissioned film footage will be shown …

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JAHA played a key role in Dr. Paul Newman’s Introduction to Public History course, which was offered for the first time last semester at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. As Dr. Newman’s syllabus stated, “The course will introduce students …

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The Johnstown Slavic Festival was a fantastic time this year! We had a wonderful day of programming and were blessed with great weather, too. This quote, from The Tribune-Democrat’s wrap-up story on the event, sums it up: “Right …

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For 17 years, Gwen Harnett has been the center of all things JAHA — in no small part due to her grace, patience and finely-tuned sense of humor. Her last day at JAHA is today — June 16, 2017. All …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association has gotten a significant boost to our $2.5 million campaign, “For The Future: A Campaign for the Johnstown Flood Museum,” with the endorsement of David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author!

McCullough, who first rose to prominence …

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