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!

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