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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

April 1, 2017

April Special: 20% off rentals!

As part of our yearlong calendar of special offers, we're pleased to offer at 20% off special on facility rentals! Find out more on the rentals page of this website.

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April 22, 2017

Children's Objects of History

Join Museum Curator Kaytlin Sumner and other staff for a special tour and guided activities.  This hands-on experience of the Children’s Museum’s artifacts and other special artifacts from the museum’s...

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May 6, 2017

Wagner-Ritter Garden Planting

Children will have the opportunity to plant a variety of vegetables in this special garden that is harvested each year for the local food pantry.  And, come back on September...

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...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
  • Museums closed on Mondays
  • 7:30-10:30 pm Stone Bridge lighting hours
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  • 7:30-10:30 pm Stone Bridge lighting hours
  • 10am-5pm Museums open
  • 7:30-10:30 pm Stone Bridge lighting hours
  • 10am-5pm Museums open
  • 7:30-10:30 pm Stone Bridge lighting hours
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Support the Flood Museum

The Campaign for the Johnstown Flood Museum is going on now! JAHA is raising funds to completely renovate our flagship museum, and bring this amazing story to a new generation.

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Become a JAHA 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.

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The Latest on Instagram

  • The #Johnstown Stone Bridge in orange tonight for #MS awareness.
  • Another remarkable image of the 1936 #Johnstown Flood, taken on Walnut Street. (That's the #train station in the background). See many new images of this disaster in a 3/26 program - see jaha.org for details.
  • Today is the anniversary of the 1936 #Johnstown Flood, also called the St. Patrick's Day Flood. On 3/26 we'll hold a program to show some newly-digitized images from that time, including this shot from the recovery period - details at JAHA.org.
  • Melody is getting a mailing ready in support of our #Johnstown Flood Museum campaign!
  • Check out these awesome princess dresses! They'll be door prizes at our princess teas this weekend, courtesy of Chugga Chugga TuTu. Visit JAHA.org for event details!
  • A snowy view of Cambria City, as seen from the #Johnstown Children's Museum. Stay warm today!
  • A newly-digitized image of the 1936 #Johnstown Flood (that's Washington St., with Penn Traffic on the left). Our curator will be presenting some of these images in a 3/26 lecture - see JAHA.org for details.
  • #Repost @uncoveringpa with @repostapp
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A few months ago, I was allowed to photograph the abandoned Cambria Iron Works in #Johnstown, PA. It was pretty amazing.
  • Are you registered for the May 27 event? #Johnstown
  • New event just posted - The #Johnstown Flood of 1936, in which we'll explore newly-digitized images from JAHA's archives. Join us 3/26! Details on JAHA's website.
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2017-03-29

Visitor season hours begin April 3

Spring is here, and so is our visitor season operating schedule! Our museums are now open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10:00 am-5:00 pm; and Sundays, noon-5:00 pm (closed on Mondays). Welcome!

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2017-02-02

David McCullough endorses Johnstown Flood Museum project

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association has gotten a significant boost to our $2.5 million campaign, “For The Future: A Campaign for the Johnstown Flood Museum,” with the endorsement of David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author!

McCullough, who first rose to prominence …

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