This page features videos about the history of Cambria County. Each video is hosted on the Cambria Memory YouTube Channel.

Beulah – This video covers the history of the  Beulah settlement created in 1796 on land purchased from the famous Dr. Benjamin Rush.

Glory Days – This video is about the coal mining baseball league teams in Cambria County.

Help Yourself – This video was made in 1950 to promote the Cambria Library Association and use of the public library.

History of the Allegheny Ridge – This video, made in 1994,  provides a historical perspective on the industrial development of the area known as the Allegheny Ridge.

Hungarian Grape Dance – This is a traditional Hungarian Grape Dance held at St. Casimir Church in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1994. This is a 3 part series.

Johnstown 1800-1889 – This video chronicles the history and life of the city of Johnstown.

63 Men Down – This video explores the history of the Sonman Mine Explosion that occured in Portage, PA on July 15, 1940.

Veterans History Project – This series of videos captures oral histories of veterans from WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam.

We’ll Make the Journey – This video is about the history of the African-American community in Johnstown, PA.

Whiskey Rebels – This video is about the Whiskey Rebellion in Western PA.

Working the Alleghenies – A series of three videos made in cooperation with the National Park Service, Altoona Area School District, and WPSU.
Coal Mining
Canal Boating

The History of African Americans in Cambria County – This video discusses the many different African American communities of Cambria County.