Please see the calendar below for the current operating schedule of the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center — our hours have changed. The Johnstown Children’s Museum has been closed since March, but is opening to MEMBERS ONLY Aug. 13-15 and Aug. 20-22 — please see our latest blog post with details. A public opening is scheduled for the last week of August. Stay tuned for updates!

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, such as sanitizing surfaces frequently. Welcome!

 

News & Stories

Category Archive: Museum exhibits

An 8” rolling mill stand from Bethlehem Steel’s Gautier Division has been restored and moved to the Heritage Discovery Center, just outside the entrance of the Iron & Steel Gallery.

Placed into service in 1924, it is one of the oldest …

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The Iron & Steel Gallery at the Heritage Discovery Center was created in 2009 during the second phase of the renovation of the building. The spectacular, three-story space evokes an industrial feel, and the film presentation “The Mystery of Steel” …

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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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Recently the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau came to the Heritage Discovery Center to see the current temporary exhibition, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, which is on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum through April 27. They interviewed …

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Great things are happening on the third floor of the Heritage Discovery Center in the Johnstown Children’s Museum! Many of our visitors may have noticed changes as we work to provide even more fun and engaging museum and play experiences …

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race is coming to the Heritage Discovery Center. The exhibition examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public …

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JAHA is planning a new temporary exhibit, “Johnstown: The Way We Work,” and is seeking public input at a workshop scheduled for Thurs., Jan. 24 at 7:00 pm at the Heritage Discovery Center.

“Johnstown’s work heritage is a significant part of …

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August 8, 2018 10:45 am

Rooftop Garden renovations begin

The Rooftop Garden, part of the Johnstown Children’s Museum, will be closed for about a month for renovations and improvements! We’re excited about the opportunity to refurbish this wonderful outdoor exhibit that is designed to educate kids about Pennsylvania native …

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The Heritage Discovery Center’s second floor galleries are now displaying an exhibition of historic photos of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra! Founded in 1929, the JSO is a key part of Johnstown’s cultural landscape. The photos trace the symphony’s history from …

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Under the direction of Paul Rosenblatt, Principal architect of Springboard Design, Leah Wulfman has begun working with JAHA Curator Kaytlin Sumner to continue planning the new exhibition for the Johnstown Flood Museum. Springboard Design, a Pittsburgh-area architecture …

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