As of March 11, masks are encouraged but not required at the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum. Please visit the children’s museum COVID protocols page for more information specific to that museum.  Welcome!

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association gratefully acknowledges the Experiential Learning Committee at Mt. Aloysius College, which has facilitated the purchase of a new train table for the Johnstown Children’s Museum! Education students in Mt. Aloysius’s Aesthetic Experiences for Young Children …

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JAHA is delighted to announce that the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum will soon be open seven days a week for the visitor season!

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JAHA is currently seeking staff members! The following positions are available:

Maintenance/Landscaping/Janitorial (Peoples Natural Gas Park) Part-time position (32-34 hours/week with overtime possible). Duties include landscaping, lawncare, maintenance, setup, teardown and cleanup for events and janitorial services. The ability to lift …

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JAHA members get a FREE upgrade to VIP when they buy their 2-day passes to the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival in-person at the Heritage Discovery Center (must hold a Family-level membership or above; limit of 4 passes per membership). …

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by Yamila Audisio, Curatorial Assistant

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman,” Virginia Woolf once wrote. This is especially true in the 19th century when written history only portrayed upper-class men. Johnstown’s history is no exception. This was the case …

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In 1907, the Germania Brewing Company was built in Cambria City. It included a courtyard ringed by a five-story brew house, a bottling plant, and a cooperage and warehouse. Prohibition put the company out of business in 1919, and the …

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Beginning January 2, the Johnstown Area Heritage Association is adopting a new winter opening schedule for the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum. Instead of being closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, as in past winters, the museums …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) kicked off its 2022 Annual Fund drive in a press conference today at its signature facility, the Johnstown Flood Museum.

JAHA has an extensive record of completed projects related to historic preservation, heritage tourism, and …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is partnering with the Highlands Health Clinic to host a COVID vaccine clinic on Dec. 4 from 10:00 am-noon at the Heritage Discovery Center. Pediatric, first-dose, second-dose, and booster Pfizer vaccines will be available …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is delighted to share The Laurel Highlands Explorers, a children’s book which has been authored and illustrated by area high school students, a project made possible by a $30,000 grant from National Geographic! The …

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