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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 26, 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 27, 2017

Last Friday at the Ethnic Social Club

Featuring the talented mother-and-son duo of Rachel Allen and Johnny Bayush! Doors at 5:00, music at 5:30 -- no cover. We're delighted to welcome celebrity guest bartender Kathy Berkebile of...

October 28, 2017

Ride the Rails Tour

ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! Our Oct. 7, 14 and 21 tours sold out, so we are pleased to add one more Saturday of rail touring! Enjoy the the fall...


...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.


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  • JAHA was delighted to host several direct descendants of the Ritter family during Thursday’s tour of the Wagner-Ritter House & Garden. From left to right, Pat Tresnicky, Marlene Henry, Anne Strasner (they are sisters; their father was Robert Ritter, son of Joseph, whose mother was Anna Wagner Ritter); Andrea and Ray Ritter (Ray is the son of Eugene, who was also a son of Joseph). One more evening tour is coming up this Thursday! #Johnstown
  • The #Johnstown Symphony Orchestra playing at the Lower works tonight. JAHA-commissioned footage of the steel mills was shown as part of the performance.
  • Our #cambriacity neighborhood, seen from the rooftop garden at the #Johnstown Children’s Museum.
  • 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!
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Three fun family events added to calendar!

Programming at the Johnstown Children’s Museum is kicking into high gear as the holiday season approaches! Mark your calendar for:

  • October 27, 6-8 pm: A (Halloween) Night at the Museum
  • November 4, 12 pm: Ballerina for a Day
  • December 17, 10 am-5 pm: …
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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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