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!

 

News & Stories

Category Archive: Development

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) today announced that the campaign to replace the Heritage Discovery Center’s elevator is nearing the halfway point.

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The repair requires a hydraulic piston that is a custom part, …

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The permanent exhibition at the Heritage Discovery Center, “America: Through Immigrant Eyes,” has received an addition that tells the story of later migrants: African Americans from the South who came to Johnstown from 1916-1930.

“’America: Through Immigrant Eyes’ covers the period …

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August 5, 2020 11:29 am

JAHA renews elevator fundraising effort

A letter is going out to JAHA friends and supporters about our elevator fund! We are grateful to have raised over $19,000 of this $90,000 campaign, but we need your help.

The text of the letter is as follows:

These are extraordinary …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) recently welcomed some very special visitors to the Heritage Discovery Center – adoptable pets from the Humane Society of Cambria County (HSCC).

The visit, which was captured on video by the local firm

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When a group of partners built the Germania Brewery in 1907, they wanted a tall building. Land was expensive in Cambria City and a 5-story building allowed them to use gravity in their brewing process. When JAHA purchased the building …

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Thanks to a $10,000 donation from Conemaugh Health System/Duke LifePoint, the Johnstown Children’s Museum has a new Career Corner exhibit. This interactive play area allows kids to explore different career directions. Dress-up clothes, activity areas, and a special doctor’s office …

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November 8, 2019 2:45 pm

JAHA kicks off 2020 Annual Fund drive

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) has begun its 2020 Annual Fund to support its operations and programs in the coming year. Individuals and corporations are asked to support the Annual Fund to sustain the work that JAHA does to …

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JAHA has been offered an opportunity to purchase paintings by Barbara Strank Zivkovich that are owned by her nephew Jeff Strank, who inherited the collection from her. Barbara Strank Zivkovich was active in the local art scene from the mid-1940s …

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If you are 70½ or older, an IRA charitable rollover is a way to lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals.

With tax reform likely to lead more taxpayers to use the standard deduction instead of itemizing, the move …

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We are holding a special end-of-the-year fundraiser, and an anonymous donor will match up to $5,000. So when you give to JAHA by midnight on Dec. 21, your gift will be doubled! Check out our Facebook page for updates on …

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