Education: Johnstown Flood Museum

Johnstown Area Heritage Association
Student Resources

Telling the Story

Listed below are links to primary and secondary sources for studying the Johnstown Flood. Your teacher will give you directions for using them in class and on your museum visit. There is a short explanation of primary and secondary sources here, if you aren't familiar with those terms.

Before Your Museum Visit

General Background on the Flood

Describing the Indescribable/Imagining the Unimaginable

Eyewitness Stories

Flood Destruction Picture Galleries

Newspaper Illustrations

During your Museum Visit

After Your Museum Visit

Same Flood, Different Stories

Survivor Stories

Eyewitness Stories

Official Reports


Every Picture Tells a Story

Picture Galleries

Heroes and Hoaxes: Sung and Unsung

Sheet Music: Songs Inspired by the Flood

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