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: Events

The Johnstown Slavic Festival Committee and JAHA are saddened to announce the postponement of the 2020 Slavic Festival due to COVID-19 restrictions. The committee explored every option and avenue and were optimistic that we would be able to host the …

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May 27, 2020 1:57 pm

1889 flood commemoration in 2020

This year, the coronavirus crisis has prevented JAHA from planning an in-person flood commemoration event. But we’re pleased to let you know about the following virtual and outdoor activities that will occur in association with the May 31 anniversary of …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) has today announced the cancelation of its signature event, the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival, which was to be held Jul. 31-Aug. 1, 2020 at Peoples Natural Gas Park.

“We waited to make this decision …

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Due to the coronavirus crisis, the race committee for the 7th Annual Path of the Flood Historic Races is canceling the 2020 event, which was set for Sat., May 23. The event is produced by and benefits the Johnstown Area …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association is pleased to offer a full slate of events for all ages this Halloween season! Don’t miss:

October 25, 6:00-9:00 pm: Halloween at the Johnstown Children’s Museum: It’s a safe trick-or-treat event, with fun all over …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) today announced a free concert by the Eric Tessmer Band to end the season at Peoples Natural Gas Park, to take place inside the Community Foundation Oilhouse.

“Eric is a huge favorite in Johnstown since …

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JAHA is pleased to once again offer a full slate of rail tours this fall, on September 28, and October 12, 19 and 26! Three slightly different itineraries are offered, but all showcase the area’s railway history through visits to …

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The Mountain Playhouse, a professional summer stock theater in nearby Jennerstown, is presenting 5/31/1889: The Flood from Sept. 17-29! We are pleased to be working with the Mountain Playhouse to cross-promote this exciting production and our museums.

Bring an August or …

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by Rodney Eatman, director

The beautiful lights on Johnstown’s Stone Bridge glow throughout the year, commemorating seasons, holidays, and events, a visual promise that our city is alive. The glow now on the bridge is a promise that the aptly named …

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Southmont Borough incorporated on June 2, 1919! It had a population of 300 people back then, and is today home to nearly 2,200. Nadine Carr, JAHA volunteer, has created a marvelous website exploring the history of Southmont, including its streetcars, …

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