Please see the calendar below for the current operating schedules of the Johnstown Flood Museum, Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum. The Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only; the Johnstown Flood Museum is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Visitors to the Johnstown Children’s Museum (which is located on the third floor of the Heritage Discovery Center) are encouraged to RSVP 539-1889 before your visit, as we are limiting the number of families in the museum at any given time — see the children’s museum COVID information page for details on our scheduling and safety protocol. RSVPs are not needed to visit the Johnstown Flood Museum or the other attractions in the Heritage Discovery Center.

In accordance with PA guidelines, visitors and employees must wear masks, and are asked to observe social distancing while in our facilities. We are taking additional steps to ensure safety, such as sanitizing surfaces frequently. Welcome!


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