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The Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center, part of the Johnstown Discovery Network, is a community center that contains several attractions: the "America: Through Immigrant Eyes" exhibit; the Johnstown Children's Museum; the Iron & Steel Gallery; and two additional galleries. It also houses the Galliker's Cafe and the 4th Floor Ethnic Social Club. The HDC is operated by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA). Welcome!
The Galliker's Cafe was added to the Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center during its 2007-2008 renovation. Now open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 am-3:00pm. Welcome!
Patrons do not necessarily need to be visiting the museum to eat at the cafe - just come in through the James V. Saly Courtyard for lunch!
The cafe features an authentic soda fountain that was salvaged from the Linderman's E-Lite, which once stood at the corner of Market and Main Streets in downtown Johnstown. The Solomon family saved the 1950s-era soda fountain and counter, which is made of marble, and installed it in the kitchen of their Westmont home. The home was later sold to Marvin and Melinda Baker, who renovated the kitchen and donated the soda fountain and counter to JAHA.
Cafe features include a patio, which once served as this building's loading dock during its industrial past; a restroom; and tiled floors.
In addition, two small rooms with tiled floors directly above the cafe have also been created as part of the building renovations. These are used for private birthday parties at the children's museum (click here for details).
Galliker's Cafe is named for Galliker's Dairy, which been operating in Johnstown since 1914, and is a long-time supporter of JAHA. The cafe is decorated with historic images of the dairy.