The Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum are adopting winter opening hours beginning the week of Jan. 3. We will be open Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am-5 pm, and Sun. noon-5 pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Because Cambria County is currently experiencing high community spread of COVID-19, we are now requiring staff and visitors to wear masks (face shields alone are not adequate). Please visit the children’s museum COVID protocols page for more information specific to that museum. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Welcome!

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Category Archive: Museum exhibits

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is delighted to present a new temporary exhibition, “Machines of Interest: The Selected Works of Stephen Mallon” in the second-floor galleries of the Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center.

The exhibition, which will be …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association and the Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA) are partnering to present a new temporary exhibition, #150mmchallenge, in the second-floor galleries of the Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center.

The exhibition, which will be on …

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Today the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) and The Learning Lamp announced a new temporary exhibition, Earthwalk Explorer, is opening on the second floor of the Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center on June 18. The exhibition is a …

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We are excited to report that the elevator at the Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum has been repaired, after a prolonged period out of service. The timing is terrific, as the summer visiting season is just beginning. An expensive custom …

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We’re delighted to let you know that as of this week the Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum will resume Sunday opening hours of noon-5:00 pm! So beginning May 2, the HDC/JCM hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Sunday: …

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JAHA today announced that Lee Initiatives Health & Wellness Endowment has stepped forward with a $22,000 gift that will enable the organization to replace the elevator at the Heritage Discovery Center. JAHA has been engaged in a $92,000 fundraising campaign …

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Last August, a Wentzscope was installed in the Johnstown Children’s Museum, thanks to support from the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. The Wentzscope is a sturdy, hands-on microscope that allows kids to explore the world of microscopy.

The Wentzscope came with …

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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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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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