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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 19, 2017

Nighttime Tour of the Wagner-Ritter House & Garden

Learn about the Wagner-Ritter House and the lives of the family who lived there for 126 years. View never-before displayed artifacts from the hosue, as well as pieces from the...

October 20, 2017

Historic free JSO concert

The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra is presenting an "all-American program" at the Lower Cambria Ironworks Machine shop, 102 Iron Street! During this free concert, film footage that JAHA obtained of the...

October 21, 2017

Ultimate Rail Fan Tour

**THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT!** All aboard for the Ultimate Rail Fan Tour! Concentrating on the Horseshoe Curve and the Railroaders Museum, riders will be accompanied by retired Norfolk Southern...


...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 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
  • 10am-5pm Museums open
  • 7:00-10:00 pm Stone Bridge lighting hours
  • 10am-5pm Museums open
  • 7:00-10:00 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.


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.


The Latest on Instagram

  • A Bethlehem Steel plaque from our collections. #johnstown #steel #industrialhistory
  • An awesome artifact from our collections: a #slinky made from Bethlehem steel and marked with the logo. #vintagetoys #Johnstown #bethlehemsteel
  • They’re decorating for a #minion birthday party downstairs at the Heritage Discovery Center! Looking for a fun place to hold your child’s party? Call 539-1889 or email #Johnstown
  • Shades of #fall can be seen from our third-floor rooftop garden looking over the former St Columba in #cambriacity #Johnstown. #
  • Coming up Thurs and 10/19 - nighttime tours of the Wagner-Ritter House & Garden, 7 pm! See never before displayed artifacts and learn about the immigrant family who lived there for 125 years. $3/person - details at or in events section of our Facebook Page. #johnstownflood #johnstownpa #museum #housemuseum #pamuseums
  • Some late-season color at the Heritage Discovery Center, in the courtyard. Enjoying beautiful fall weather! #johnstown
  • Yesterday’s Brews & Blues was the last major public event of the year at @peoplesnatgas Park. Our thanks to all who came out, and see you next year!
  • Here we have someone who’s really into the spirit of the day at Brews & Blues in the Valley! Online tickets are closed but you can still buy a ticket at the #Johnstown Flood Museum. #brewsandblues #beer #oktoberfest
  • Last Friday at the Ethnic Social Club with Mike & Nudy is now! #tgif
  • The gang's getting ready for Brews & Blues in the Valley tomorrow! No tix sold at the gate - go to and click on B&B to get yours.
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JAHA-commissioned footage to be used as part of Johnstown Symphony free concert at the Lower Works

The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra is starting their season with a bang by presenting a free concert at the Lower Cambria Ironworks Machine Shop! The “All-American Program” is set for 7:30 pm on Friday, October 20.

JAHA-commissioned film footage will be shown …

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JAHA participates in public history course at Pitt-Johnstown

JAHA played a key role in Dr. Paul Newman’s Introduction to Public History course, which was offered for the first time last semester at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. As Dr. Newman’s syllabus stated, “The course will introduce students …

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