Preserving and presenting the nationally significant heritage of Johnstown

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There’s lots to see and do in Johnstown!

The stories of Johnstown shaped the history of America as it became a modern industrial nation. The Johnstown Discovery Network brings this rich heritage to life through a linked system of attractions and historic districts. We invite you to come explore!

Coming up at JAHA

October 28, 2016

Last Friday at the Ethnic Social Club

Jeff Perigo returns to play Last Friday for us! This talented musician plays a range of acoustic music. Doors at 5:00, music at 5:30 pm. No cover.

October 29, 2016

Ride the Rails Tour

Explore the region's railroad history and enjoy the fall scenery on a train ride from Johnstown to Altoona, with stops at key sites in Altoona. Tours depart from the Johnstown...

November 18, 2016

(Next to) Last Friday at the Ethnic Social Club

We've moved Last Friday one week earlier because of Thanksgiving -- and it's the final Last Friday of 2016, so don't miss it! We're delighted to welcome for the first time...


...and much more!

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association hosts a broad range of special events throughout the year.

JAHA Events

This Week

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  • Noon - 5:00 pm Museums open
  • 7:00-10:00 pm Stone Bridge lighting hours
  • Museums closed on Mondays
  • 7:00-10:00 pm Stone Bridge lighting hours
  • 10:00 am-5:00 pm Museums open
  • 7:00-10:00 pm Stone Bridge lighting hours
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Museums open
  • 7:00-10:00 pm Stone Bridge lighting hours
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Museums open
  • 7:00-10:00 pm Stone Bridge lighting hours
  • 8:30 amRide the Rails Tour
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Support JAHA

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association is a non-profit, membership-based organization working to revitalize our community through heritage tourism. Please consider supporting our work by making a tax-deductible donation.


Become a Member

JAHA members get free museum admission anytime you’d like to come, as well as discounts on many of our ticketed events. Become a member to support our work and take advantage of these great benefits.


The Latest on Instagram

  • An image from the #Altoona Railroaders Museum archive. There's one more rail tour this month, scheduled for next Saturday!
  • Going up! One of #Johnstown's favorite attractions, the Inclined Plane. Built after the 1889 flood, it helps tell the story of early industrial America too. #visitpa #laurelhighlands
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  • The Plot of the Unknown, where more than 750 1889 flood victims are buried. #Johnstown
  • Hard to believe, but at one time #amusementpark attractions based on the #Johnstown flood were commonplace.
  • The Ultimate Railfan Tour is this Saturday! Take a gorgeous #train excursion to #Altoona and visit several great sites related to #railroad #history. Call 539-1889 to RSVP! #Johnstown #laurelhighlands #visitPA
  • It's happening. New #website now live at!
  • We never get tired of photos of cute kids coming down that slide at the #Johnstown Children's Museum.
  • #Johnstown's favorite pooch, Morley's Dog. This icon of the #1889flood was recovered in the debris and returned to its owner. JAHA, with CTC's help, restored it some years ago. He's now an indoor dog, faithfully guarding the Heritage Discovery Center gift shop. #Johnstown
  • Coming next week! Our new and beautiful #website. Stay tuned for launch! #Johnstown
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Annual Fund 2017 kicks off

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) bases our work on Johnstown’s historic resources and sense of place – its legendary stories, historic buildings and districts, and cultural traditions. We preserve and revitalize historic places, bring visitors and new investment into the city’s core, and build our city’s future through heritage tourism. Our museums and special events spotlight the …

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Welcome to JAHA’s new website!

We are delighted to unveil JAHA’s new website! It’s responsive (meaning that it looks and works great on mobile phones and tablets), which is increasingly important today — and we think it does a really good job of organizing a lot of information. This site has to serve the needs of a lot of different kinds …

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