The Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum are adopting winter opening hours beginning the week of Jan. 3. We will be open Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am-5 pm, and Sun. noon-5 pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Because Cambria County is currently experiencing high community spread of COVID-19, we are now requiring staff and visitors to wear masks (face shields alone are not adequate). Please visit the children’s museum COVID protocols page for more information specific to that museum. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Welcome!

1889 Flood commemorative activities to include POTF Races, Remembering the Flood, walking tours

1889 Flood commemorative activities to include POTF Races, Remembering the Flood, walking tours

JAHA is offering an exciting slate of activities to commemorate the anniversary of the Johnstown Flood of 1889, which is May 31. They include:

Saturday, May 26, Path of the Flood Historic Races: This half-marathon, 12K, and 5K is coming up on May 26, with a registration deadline of 11:59 pm on May 19 — for complete details and a link to online registration, visit the POTF Historic Races section of this website. The public is invited to attend the free post-race festival from 8am-noon at the finish line at Peoples Natural Gas Park.

Friday, June 1, Remembering the Flood: This free event will be held at 7:00 pm at Peoples Natural Gas Park, and will include an interpretive performance by actress Mary Ann Jung as Clara Barton, and a new dance entitled The Flood by Apex Dance Company. Details here.

1889 Flood Walking Tours: These tours begin on May 20 and continue all summer long! In addition to the downtown walking tour, a new “lower town” tour has been added this year. Two walking tours are scheduled for the May 31 anniversary, and the Johnstown Flood Museum will be open late that day too. For a downloadable list of all scheduled walking tours, click here.

National Park Service events: The NPS has scheduled several events in association with the anniversary of the flood, including a tour of the South Fork Fishing & Hunting Clubhouse, Cottage Row, hikes, and van tours. In addition, they will hold their famous luminaria on the evening of May 31. Click here to learn more about these offerings at the Johnstown Flood National Memorial in St. Michael.