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 objects relating to Johnstown’s history. 

JAHA is a non-profit organization with minimal staff, which unfortunately means our archival appointments are limited. But if you are a serious researcher and believe we may be able to help you, or have a historical item or items that you wish to donate, contact our curator, Kaytlin Sumner, at (814) 539-1889, extension 314.