Posts Tagged ‘museum’

Kentuck Knob

Published Monday, October 24th, 2011

The mention of world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the Johnstown, PA region will, more often than not, immediately bring to mind Fallingwater, the masterpiece located near Ohiopyle that exemplifies creating a structure that is one with its natural surroundings. Another dwelling designed by Mr. Wright can be found in near proximity. Known as Kentuck Knob, this home employs a less ostentatious approach to design, but succeeds in being an architectural gem in its own right.


Flight 93 Dedication and Commemoration

Published Thursday, September 8th, 2011

On September 11 of each year, the eyes of the nation and world look to our region with thoughts of honor and patriotism. As we mark the 10th anniversary of the 2001 attack on America, the memorial at the Flight 93 crash site in Shanksville, PA will host a series of events to honor the passengers and crew that gave their lives protecting our country, including a dedication of the permanent memorial and a 10th Anniversary Commemoration.


Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Published Monday, February 14th, 2011

When thinking about a trip to the art museum, you may immediately start thinking about a trip to Pittsburgh. Or maybe as far as Cleveland or Baltimore. But you don’t have to go to a big city to take in works of fine art. The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) brings exhibitions right to us, with four gallery locations in the region. Exhibiting art collections from across the country, as well as works from local artists, SAMA brings culture and art appreciation within the reach of everyone.


BOTTLE WORKS Ethnic Arts Center

Published Friday, July 16th, 2010

Johnstown, PA promotes artists and their work using a variety of paths. One of the most well-known is the BOTTLE WORKS Ethnic Arts Center, located in the city’s Cambria City neighborhood. Within the walls of their two-story building, BOTTLE WORKS staff work diligently to support the organization’s overall mission—“Preserving and celebrating the cultural diversity of the peoples of this region through their arts.”


Old Cambria County Jail

Published Thursday, January 7th, 2010

In downtown Ebensburg, PA a piece of local history has been captured and preserved by the Cambria County Historical Society. Located in the original cellblock of the former county jail, the Old Cambria County Jail is a historic installation open to the public.

Since opening in 2001, the museum has provided our region with a peek into the local justice system through the display of artifacts and educational posters, and even providing access to one of the cells.


Johnstown Flood Museum

Published Monday, December 14th, 2009

It’s integrated into local culture and history so closely that we barely stop to think about the fateful events on May 31, 1889. The date that Johnstown was struck with a tragedy that earned the town the title of Flood City. The date of the Johnstown Flood. The Johnstown Flood Museum stands as a tribute and memorial to those who were lost and to the devastation suffered 120 years ago. Providing an in-depth look at the events that shaped the city as we know it, the museum is a unique and educational display in the heart of downtown Johnstown, PA.


Johnstown Heritage Discovery Center

Published Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Photograph courtesy of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association

When it comes to things to do in the Johnstown area, few attractions can match up to what the Heritage Discovery Center has to offer. The facility, located on Broad Street in the City’s West End, houses interactive exhibits, galleries, a café and a social club. Just in time for summer the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) has unveiled two new exhibitions—The Johnstown Children’s Museum and “The Mystery of Steel”, a short film providing insight into the role of the city of Johnstown in the steel making industry.

As it’s the jewel in your own backyard that is frequently overlooked for no other reason than its close proximity, the Heritage Discovery Center is holding a free preview of the new facilities.