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Arts & Museums
Housed in a restored circa 1875, Nationally Registered Historic Landmark, the University Museum is "dedicated to providing leadership in the development of quality collections, exhibitions, and educational and public programs." The University Museum is part of the College of Fine Arts and The Lively Arts at IUP.
The Jimmy Stewart Museum celebrates this native son's accomplishments in film, radio and TV and his personal life. Displays, film presentations and gallery talks can all be enjoyed here.
Learn about the history of Smicksburg and the surrounding areas via local artifacts and exhibits at the John G. Schmick Museum. A gift shop, tourist information, and a genealogical library are also available.
The Thomas Marshall House is located at Dayton, Pennsylvania. This house was constructed around 1865 C.E -1868 C.E and there was an extension made to this house in the year 1881 C.E. The house had a Georgian style of architecture. It got listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places on April 22, 1976.
Housed in the former Germania Brewery, the Johnstown Area Heritage Association-operated Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center's main exhibit is America: Through Immigrant Eyes. It "focuses on the immigrants who arrived between 1880 through 1914, and the ethnic neighborhoods in which they settled," especially in Johnstown, using interactive media. The second floor gallery is devoted to temporary exhibits. This space can also be rented for private parties, wedding receptions, dinners or any kind of special event.
Occupied by three generations of a steel-working family, from the 1860s to 1990s, the Wagner-Ritter House and Garden tells "the story of a modest, working-class family who spent their lives in "the shadow of the mills" in Johnstown's Cambria City" with the help of tax documents, census information and other public records. Topics covered in the main exhibit, "The World of the Wagners," include housework, gardening, 19th-century childhood and the material culture. Such outbuildings as a barn, privy and a bake oven shelter and a German raised-bed garden in the backyard have been recreated based on historic and archeological evidence.
Community Arts Center of Cambria County helps "to support, promote, strengthen, and nurture the creative, performing and visual arts through education programs, exhibits, scholarships and special events."
Housed in the former Cambria Library, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Johnstown Flood Museum helps tell the story of the horrific event on May 31, 1889, in which 2,209 people died. The first floor of the Johnstown Flood Museum features a variety of exhibits and artifacts that include a fiberoptic map illustrating the path of the flood, photographs and artifacts from the South Fork Fishing & Hunting Club on Lake Conemaugh, media reports, and such recovery items as morgue books, a doctor's kit and Red Cross supplies. A 26-minute film that won the Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject is shown every hour in a specially-designed theater.
Come to Fort Ligonier and step into a time warp that takes you back a couple of centuries to the days when King George II reigned over England. Modeled on the original, this life-sized replica, situated on the top of a hill in the Laurel Highlands, is one of the most magnificent in the United States. Bring the family along to relive the days of old. Artifacts relating to George Washington and General John Forbes are featured here, as well as memorabilia from the country's early warring days. A short video kicks off a very comprehensive tour, which takes visitors through the awesome site. Stroll through an array of paintings at the site's museum, or attend one of the special activities held on certain days. Stop at the store on your way out, to take home a piece of history.
"Dedicated to making its programs and activities accessible to the people of the southwestern area of central Pennsylvania," the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art "exists to preserve, exhibit and advance American art." Modeled on an authentic log cabin design that reflects the historic community, the Ligonier Valley facility features the Walter Carlyle Shaw Paperweight Collection, which is on permanent display in a custom installation that frames the exhibition gallery.
Housed in the Federal-style McCain House, the Armstrong County Historical Museum features a drawing room, an Indian room, a genealogical library, an exhibit room and more.