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: Museum exhibits

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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Visitors to the Johnstown Children’s Museum have an exciting new interactive exhibit to explore when the museum reopens to the public this week.

The Wentzscope is a microscope specifically designed for museum installations that is sturdy and easy to use, allowing …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is reopening the Johnstown Children’s Museum to the public, beginning on Aug. 27.

JAHA closed the entire Heritage Discovery Center and Johnstown Flood Museum on March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 9, …

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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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