JAHA is looking for a part-time docent in our children’s museum (20-30 hours/week) who will interact with visitors and children, turn on/off exhibits, facilitate visitor experience, assist in presenting crafts, activities, events, and birthday parties. Teaching experience preferred. Weekends and some evenings required; must have reliable transportation and clearances. $8.75/hr. Interested? Please email Marisa Tracey at cm [at] jaha.org.

JAHA at Home: Hidden Treasures

JAHA at Home: Hidden Treasures

Posted: February 6, 2021 11:00 am

The Cambria County Library made this video with Richard Burkert, JAHA president, exploring “hidden treasures” from the archives and collections JAHA stores at the Heritage Discovery Center — objects that give us insight into what life was like here a long time ago.

In this 17-minute video, Richard shows us:

  • A piece of Swank pottery, commonly used to store food before the advent of glass containers
  • A piece of original wallpaper from the Wagner-Ritter House & Garden
  • A small mold of test steel, showing the 1981 date the steel was made — the last day that blast furnace was in operation

JAHA thanks the Cambria County Library for producing this video!