of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Pennsylvania
The Conference Center at Pitt-Johnstown, located
in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, blends the peace and tranquility
of nature with the convenience of a suburban location. The natural
beauty of this setting has been carefully preserved. Many of the
campus walkways are lighted woodland trails. Across the campus,
trees and native flora abound. The many stone-faced buildings are
in keeping with this scenic terrain. The modern academic facilities,
comfortable housing and serene setting have made this one of our
most outstanding venues for the Vegetarian Summerfest.
The area may be best known as the site of one of the worst natural
disasters in history: the 1889 Johnstown Flood. Visitors may relive
this terrifying event by viewing Charles Guggenheim’s Academy
Aware-winning film at the Johnstown Flood Museum.
America: Through Immigrant Eyes, the main exhibit of the Frank
& Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center, tells a national
story in a local context. It captures the imaginations of visitors
through its innovative use of interactive media. Rather than simply
looking at artifacts, you'll actually experience the sights, sounds
and even the smells of immigrants' daily lives, and come away with
a more complete understanding of the sacrifices and achievements
of these Americans in the making.
Enjoy a breathtaking ride aboard the world’s steepest funicular.
The Johnstown Inclined Plane provides a panoramic view of Downtown
Johnstown and the nearby hills and valleys. The designer Samuel
Diescher, of Pittsburgh, an internationally known engineer of vertical
railroads, also designed machinery to operate the first Ferris wheel
unveiled at the Chicago World's Colombian Exposition in 1893.