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!



All JAHA programs and events need volunteers.

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association is looking for talented individuals to help us present our programs, special events, and host visitors at our museums. Listed below are some of the different ways you can volunteer with JAHA.

Become an Intern

Internships are available in several different areas! If you’re interested in interning, contact Andrew Lang at (814) 539-1889 x314.

  • Archival museum collections and processing
  • History education
  • Exhibitions planning
  • Digital projects
  • Development and public relations

Become a Museum Docent (tour guide)

  • Educate guests in our regional history by guiding them through our facilities with individual lessons and stories
  • Use your own creative skills to develop informative and captivating presentations
  • Facilitate visitor interaction with the exhibits

Create/facilitate educational programming:

  • Assist with fieldtrips by providing educational lessons for groups
  • Help staff with school fieldtrips

Work behind the scenes at JAHA

  • Assist museum staff in administrative projects
  • Help our staff in the archives and special collections

Help us with many of our museum events

  • Our museum offers a wide variety of special events which include: children’s programs, birthdays, holiday themed activities, concerts, film presentations, and others
  • We need your help in planning, staffing and facilitating these programs and events

Incentives for Volunteering

  • Free museum passes for every 20 hours of volunteer work
  • Discounts in our gift shop
  • Special appreciation breakfasts or luncheons
  • Opportunity to meet people and develop new friendships
  • Gain new leadership skills
  • Develop effective communication/people skills

Volunteering with JAHA will not only provide you with a creative outlet to showcase your talents, but will also give the opportunity for you to teach others about the importance of local heritage. For interest in our programs please fill out this downloadable application, or contact Angel Ashby at (814) 539-1889.