JAHA is pleased to reopen our museums the week of Jan. 4, after the expiration of Gov. Wolf’s temporary mitigation orders. The Johnstown Flood Museum is open Wed.-Sat. from 10 am-5 pm, and Sun. noon-5 pm. The Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum is open 10 am-5 pm Thurs., Fri., and Sat. All visitors and staff are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Please visit the children’s museum COVID protocols page for more information specific to that museum. Welcome back!

African-American Heritage Society

This independent non-profit cooperates with JAHA on a collection of artifacts and photographs.

Founded in 2013, The African American Heritage Society, Inc., is an independent, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, non-profit organization established to preserve the history of African Americans and to promote awareness of the significant African American contributions rendered in the development of Greater Johnstown. The Society acknowledges similarities and differences that influence individual and collective values and mores. Therefore, the Society will make a historical collection of African American Heritage artifacts, photographs and documents available for viewing and research in the African American Heritage Center located at the Johnstown Area Heritage Association’s Discovery Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to promote an inclusive history of the area.

The Society is establishing a permanent presence in the Education Room at the Heritage Discovery Center.

Photos from the collection

A 1950s-era military parade

1950s-era teenagers