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!

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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 Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) recently welcomed some very special visitors to the Heritage Discovery Center – adoptable pets from the Humane Society of Cambria County (HSCC).

The visit, which was captured on video by the local firm

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association is pleased to expand the Johnstown Flood Museum’s opening schedule to five days a week, as follows: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Sunday: noon-5:00 pm.

On Mondays and Tuesdays, the museum will be closed.

In …

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JAHA is pleased to welcome you back to our museums with a “soft open” this week! The Johnstown Flood Museum and the Heritage Discovery Center will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only from 10:00 am-5:00 pm beginning June …

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JAHA would like to formally welcome Amy Regan, our new historian! Amy will manage JAHA’s collection and archives, and displays of all artifacts and exhibits while contributing to historical programming and events. While this position is new for Amy, she’s …

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2020 has been a year that has tested all of us. As we have confronted the coronavirus we have tried to maintain some normalcy and order to our lives, while at the same time adjusting to a new normal. In …

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“A Photographic History of the 1889 Johnstown Flood” is by Dr. Michael R. McGough was published in 2019 to mark the 130th anniversary of the disaster, and is the newest book available on the topic. The soft-bound book retails for …

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Now more than ever, JAHA is grateful for the support of our members! We miss seeing our members in our museums and at our programs, and are looking forward to the point when we can reopen safely.

Because we haven’t been …

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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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