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: Preservation and Special Projects

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, …

Read More

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) recently approved a Pitt-Johnstown grant application to support the digitization and dissemination of a large collection of archival materials from the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA). The material consists of photographs, handwritten documents, …

Read More

Recently, ninth graders at Forest Hills High School embarked on an ambitious project to tell the story of the 1977 Johnstown Flood. Under the direction of English Language Arts teacher Dr. Aspen Mock, students combined interviews with flood survivors and …

Read More
January 25, 2019 3:55 pm

JAHA seeks oral histories of the 1960s

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music & Art Festival. As we commemorate this historic event and reflect on the 1960s, we want to know what you remember! We will be recording oral histories of the 1960s at …

Read More

Center for Metal Arts (CMA) has been established in Johnstown for almost a year – and now, CMA and the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) are inviting the public to see what they do.

Get tickets now

On Dec. …

Read More

An icon of the 1889 flood, the famous Stone Bridge is a symbol of our community’s resilience and strength. Since the 2011 dedication of the Stone Bridge Lighting Project, the bridge has been illuminated in colorful LED lights programmed by …

Read More

Peoples Natural Gas Park is being improved with a new catering kitchen, thanks to the generosity of several organizations. The kitchen will allow a permanent location for simple food to be served during public and private events.

“A kitchen was part …

Read More

David McCullough’s The Johnstown Flood went on sale nationally 50 years ago, on March 18, 1968. It marked the renewal of interest in a story that was almost gone from living memory, helping preserve it for generations. Dave Sutor of …

Read More

JAHA has received several inquiries about signing up for classes with the Center for Metal Arts, the entity that’s just moved here from New York State and plans to operate out of the Blacksmith Shop. They have now moved to …

Read More

The Blacksmith Shop, which was built ca. 1862, is the most important historical structure that survives in the Cambria Iron & Steel National Historic Landmark. The shop made tools and equipment used in other sections of the Cambria/Bethlehem steelworks. When …

Read More