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JAHA at Home: Video tour of “A Steelworker’s Story” exhibition now available

JAHA at Home: Video tour of “A Steelworker’s Story” exhibition now available

The Iron & Steel Gallery at the Heritage Discovery Center was created in 2009 during the second phase of the renovation of the building. The spectacular, three-story space evokes an industrial feel, and the film presentation “The Mystery of Steel” tells the story of Johnstown’s late 19th-century technological contributions to steelmaking. The exhibition “A Steelworker’s Story” was added in 2015, showcasing a wide range of artifacts from Johnstown’s steel mills in more recent times.

Visitors who tour the Iron & Steel Gallery on weekends are sometimes fortunate enough to get a guided tour from Tom Leslie, the former steelworker (and master storyteller) who collected the materials. And now, Tom has created an in-depth video tour of the exhibition. We’re pleased to make this video available for the first time now, when the museums are closed during the coronavirus crisis — and it will be posted on the Iron & Steel Gallery page of this website indefinitely. Enjoy!

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