The Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum are open Tues.-Sat. from 10 am-5 pm, and Sun. noon-5 pm (no appointments required).  Please visit the children’s museum COVID protocols page for more information specific to that museum. All museum visitors and staff are required to practice social distancing, and the use of masks is strongly encouraged.  Welcome!

News & Stories

Category Archive: News

On Dec. 10, 2020, Gov. Tom Wolf issued temporary mitigation measures designed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. In cooperation with this order, JAHA’s museums will be closed Sat., Dec. 12 through Jan. 4, 2021. We will keep …

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It’s December, and time for our annual membership sale! When you buy a new or renewing membership to JAHA, you get 20% off — and remember, when you buy a JAHA membership, you also get membership in the

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Registration opens at midnight on Black Friday for the 2021 Path of Flood Historic Races, presented by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) and the Cambria County Conservation & Recreation Authority (CCCRA). The races include a 14 miler, 8 miler, …

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Angel Ashby is our new director of visitor services! She has been with us on a part-time basis as our tour and visitor services coordinator, stepping up to a full-time position recently after the retirement of Kim Baxter.

In her new …

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JAHA staff gathered for a (socially distanced) retirement luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 30, for Marcia Kelly (left) and Kim Baxter! The two honorees are pictured above, holding chocolates to commemorate the number of years they’ve spent with us — 43 …

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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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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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We are delighted to re-open the Johnstown Children’s Museum, first to MEMBERS ONLY, with a public opening to follow. We are sending this information to all our members! (Not a member? Contact Deb Winterscheidt at 539-1889 x315 to join …

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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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