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: Preservation and Special Projects

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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This post was made available to JAHA members first, before the general public, as part of our Membership Mondays program. To become a JAHA member, contact Deb Winterscheidt.

Welcome to our second Membership Monday post! Today’s content is …

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JAHA is delighted to offer several at-home programs for students! These programs are designed to bring themes from the Johnstown Children’s Museum, Heritage Discovery Center, and Johnstown Flood Museum directly to kids virtually.

To inquire about one of these Virtual Classroom …

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As Preservation Week 2020 continues, we’re pleased to bring you this guest post by Laryssa Duncan, reference librarian at the Cambria County Library.

A family history can be documented in many forms, and it can be difficult to know where to …

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By Andrew Lang, JAHA curator

The 1889 Johnstown Flood remains one of the world’s most notable and enduring disasters. Broadly written about, studied, and commemorated, it is an event that stands at the intersection of so many facets of American life …

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This post is by Andrew Lang, JAHA curator — part of a series to bring JAHA themes to you at home, while our museums are closed.

“We are living through unprecedented times.” That is a phrase that can get thrown around …

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Like so many businesses and public sites, we are currently closed to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. But even though our doors are closed, we still have plenty to share with you.

There are many materials online through our …

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To commemorate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is releasing a series of oral history interviews on Johnstown’s Jewish community. These interviews, conducted this last May in partnership with the Cambria County Library and the …

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JAHA has been offered an opportunity to purchase paintings by Barbara Strank Zivkovich that are owned by her nephew Jeff Strank, who inherited the collection from her. Barbara Strank Zivkovich was active in the local art scene from the mid-1940s …

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Southmont Borough incorporated on June 2, 1919! It had a population of 300 people back then, and is today home to nearly 2,200. Nadine Carr, JAHA volunteer, has created a marvelous website exploring the history of Southmont, including its streetcars, …

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