The Johnstown Area Heritage Association takes the safety of our visitors and employees seriously. In accordance with Commonwealth of PA guidelines, visitors and employees must wear masks, and are asked to observe social distancing while in our facilities. We are taking additional steps, such as sanitizing surfaces frequently. Please see the calendar below for the current operating schedule of the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center; the Johnstown Children’s Museum is currently closed, and we are offering children’s activities in the courtyard and Education Center. Visit often for updates!

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) recently welcomed some very special visitors to the Heritage Discovery Center – adoptable pets from the Humane Society of Cambria County (HSCC).

The visit, which was captured on video by the local firm

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association is pleased to expand the Johnstown Flood Museum’s opening schedule to five days a week, as follows: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Sunday: noon-5:00 pm.

On Mondays and Tuesdays, the museum will be closed.

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June 19 is Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States while celebrating African-American history and culture. Johnstown’s African-American community has a rich history that many people are seeking to better document and explore. The African American …

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JAHA is pleased to welcome you back to our museums with a “soft open” this week! The Johnstown Flood Museum and the Heritage Discovery Center will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only from 10:00 am-5:00 pm beginning June …

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JAHA would like to formally welcome Amy Regan, our new historian! Amy will manage JAHA’s collection and archives, and displays of all artifacts and exhibits while contributing to historical programming and events. While this position is new for Amy, she’s …

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2020 has been a year that has tested all of us. As we have confronted the coronavirus we have tried to maintain some normalcy and order to our lives, while at the same time adjusting to a new normal. In …

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Marisa Tracey of the Johnstown Children’s Museum shares Clifford and the Big Storm by Norman Bridwell. Clifford was very brave and was affected by a big storm and flood, much like Johnstown!

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“A Photographic History of the 1889 Johnstown Flood” is by Dr. Michael R. McGough was published in 2019 to mark the 130th anniversary of the disaster, and is the newest book available on the topic. The soft-bound book retails for …

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