The Museum Campaign

The Johnstown Flood Museum Project Campaign is going on now.

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is working on renovating and refurbishing the Johnstown Flood Museum, Johnstown’s flagship tourist attraction.

The Johnstown Flood Museum has hosted over a million visitors since it reopened in 1989 following an extensive renovation. The film commissioned for the museum won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject, and historian David McCullough called the museum “one of the best regional history museums in the country.” However, long-term exhibitions and building systems are now more than 30 years old and are showing their age, and a complete renovation is necessary.

We are well on our way — in late 2023 we completed renovations and repairs to the exterior of the building, including roof, gutters, brickwork, windows, and doors. We will soon move inside to renovate, repair, or replace building systems like HVAC, the elevator, restrooms, lighting and more.

We also need YOUR help. David McCullough has generously lent his support to the project, as seen in the video below.

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