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!

 

Special Projects and Features

Special Projects and Features

JAHA periodically undertakes special digital projects relating to our mission. We’re pleased to make a portion of those available here.

Southmont Centennial

Southmont, a neighborhood of Johnstown, celebrated its centennial in 2019.

Southmont Centennial

Jewish oral histories

These interviews were made in conjunction with the Cambria County Library and the Beth Sholom Congregation.

Jewish oral histories

Forest Hills student videos

Under the direction of teacher Aspen Mock, Forest Hills school students produced these videos about the 1977 flood.

Forest Hills student videos on 1977 floods

Amelia Earhart in Johnstown

The Waters/Suppes family, which has lived Johnstown for generations, recently shared this video of Amelia Earhart at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown on July 17, 1929.

Special feature: Amelia Earhart video