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!

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