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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

June 30, 2017

Free Kids Fridays!

Enjoy the start of summer vacation with FREE admission to the Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children's Museum for kids 12 years old and younger! Limit 2 kids per paying adult.

June 30, 2017

Jamfest Kickoff: Last Friday in the Courtyard

Join us as we get ready for the J-Town Jamfest! This Last Friday will be held in the courtyard with the Middle Class Vagrants. Doors at 5:00, with music starting...

July 7, 2017

1889 Flood Downtown Walking Tour

Nick Wuckovich will conduct the tours, discussing Flood-surviving building and historical areas, sharing photographs, and telling stories. Over the last two years, Nick has taken a deep dive into the...


...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
  • 8:30-11:30 pm Stone Bridge lighting hours
  • Museums closed on Mondays
  • 8:30-11:30 pm Stone Bridge lighting hours
  • 10am-5pm Museums open
  • 8:30-11:30 pm Stone Bridge lighting hours
  • 10am-5pm Museums open
  • 8:30-11:30 pm Stone Bridge lighting hours
  • 10am-5pm Museums open
  • 8:30-11:30 pm Stone Bridge lighting hours
  • 10am-5pm Museums open
  • 8:30-11:30 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.


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

  • Volunteers needed! Get free admission for the day along with a T-shirt. Call us at 814-539-1889!
  • And @billypricepgh takes the stage at @peoplesnatgas Park! None better. #Johnstown
  • Gates are open at @peoplesnatgas Park for tonight's free show with Jimmy Adler and @billypricepgh! The Phoenix Tavern and Pappys are here with delicious food - come hungry! #Johnstown
  • Phoenix Tavern is onsite for tonight's free show with @billypricepgh and Jimmy Adler at @peoplesnatgas Park! Come hungry. Gates at 6, music at 7. #Johnstown
  • The exhibition opening for our 1977 Flood Photography by George Kollar is going on now! We'll be here at the Heritage Discovery Center until 9. #Johnstown
  • Bob Shaw dropped by with flowers for our beloved Gwen Hartnett, who retires today from JAHA! Thank you, Gwen, for 17 years of service!
  • The 40th anniversary of the 1977 Flood is next month. #Repost @emilywesley12 (@get_repost)
Engrossing myself into some local history. Thanks to my grandpa for keeping all these historic newspapers! 🤓 =========================== #history #historical #historicplace #johnstown #johnstownpa #johnstownflood #floodof77 #johnstownfloodmuseum #johnstownfloodmemorial #johnstownfloodnationalmemorial #pennsylvania #pennsylvaniahistory #localhistory #localhistorymatters #1977 #circa1977 #tribunedemocrat
  • It's a FREE KIDS FRIDAY at the Heritage Discovery Center/#Johnstown Children's Museum! Through the month of June, kids get free admission on Fridays with a paying adult (limit 2 kids per adult). Come play today!
  • The awesome Billy Price Band is playing a FREE show at @peoplesnatgas Park in #Johnstown, 6/17! It's the first show in the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Concert Series. Special guest is Jimmy Adler!
  • This photo of stagecoach driver Benjamin Hoffman,
is one of several portraits of #Johnstown Flood victims featured on our Facebook Page today as we remember the anniversary of the great disaster.
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Coming up Aug. 4-5 — the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival!

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JAHA wishes Gwen Hartnett a happy retirement!

For 17 years, Gwen Harnett has been the center of all things JAHA — in no small part due to her grace, patience and finely-tuned sense of humor. Her last day at JAHA is today — June 16, 2017. All …

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