On May 31, 1889, a neglected dam and a phenomenal storm led to a catastrophe in which 2,209 people died. It’s a story of great tragedy, but also of triumphant recovery. Visit the Johnstown Flood Museum, which is operated by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, to find out more about this shocking episode in American history.
The stories of Johnstown — immigration, the 1889 flood, the steel industry and more — shaped the history of America as it became a modern industrial nation. The attractions of the Johnstown Discovery Network bring this rich history to life — experience them all with a Johnstown Heritage Pass!
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