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JAHA at Home: Hidden Treasures

JAHA at Home: Hidden Treasures

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!