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!


Support the Bridge Project

Love the lights? Help us keep them on!

easterbridgeHelp support the bridge.

Although the bridge lights are LED lights and are very energy-efficient, there is still a cost associated with having them on each evening — and periodic maintenance is required.

Every donation, large or small, makes a difference. You can donate securely online at the link below.

Donate Now

A fund has been established at the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies to cover the lights’ ongoing maintenance and electricity costs. To donate securely online, please use the button below; alternatively, you can mail checks designated “The Stone Bridge Lighting Fund” to The Community Foundation, 116 Market Street, Johnstown, PA 15901.

Donate to the Stone Bridge Lights fund now

Bridge credits

The money for the $1.2 million project was raised through PennDOT Enhancement Funds, corporate donations, and individual donations, as well as an in-kind commitment from Norfolk Southern, which owns the railroad bridge. Major donors included the Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund at the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, JWF Industries, and Laurel Holdings Inc. In all there were more than 400 donors to the project.

Photo of the Stone Bridge Lighting Ceremony 09-24-11

The project was engineered by H.F. Lenz Company. Mar-Allen Concrete Products, Inc. did the repair work, and the project was inspected by the EADS Group. The lighting design was done by Shadowstone, Inc. The contract for the electrical and lighting installation was completed by Blalock Electric Service, Inc. of Johnstown.

The Stone Bridge Lighting Project Committee was co-chaired by Mike Brosig of Laurel Holdings, and Richard Burkert, president and CEO of JAHA.

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association administered the project, which first got underway in 2008, and is today responsible for the lights’ programming.