Archives & Research

JAHA maintains extensive collections about Johnstown's history.

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association’s archives and museum collections include a wide range of materials relating to the history of Johnstown and the region. Perhaps best-known for our archives of photographs and documents relating to the 1889 Flood, collections regarding Johnstown’s industrial history, ethnic heritage, and 1936/1977 flood are some of the most consulted in our repository. JAHA also maintains a collection of artifacts relating to Johnstown’s history. 

For more information about JAHA’s collections, click here.

Research in the archives is by appointment only. Please contact Kaytlin Sumner at or (814) 539-1889, extension 314 to schedule your appointment.