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!

Special Events

Our Events

For activities specifically for kids, visit our Daily Fun at the Johnstown Children's Museum page!

September 12 - February 28 •

Exhibit: Machines of Interest

Heritage Discovery Center

Critically acclaimed photographer Stephen Mallon shares a collection of some of his most captivating, riveting, and thought-provoking pieces in this traveling exhibition, which is being presented in the second floor...

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November 26 - January 15 •

An Immigrant Christmas at the Wagner-Ritter House

Wagner-Ritter House & Garden

Step into the Wagner-Ritter House and Garden to experience the 19th-century German culture at the holidays. The Wagners immigrated from Bavaria, Germany, and settled in Cambria City. Immigrants of working-class...

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The POTF Historic Races are on for May 28, 2022! Register before midnight on November 29 and save. Sale prices are: $55 – 14 Miler (Free to youth 17 &...

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December 4 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

COVID vaccine clinic

Heritage Discovery Center

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is partnering with the Highlands Health Clinic to host a COVID vaccine clinic! Pediatric, first-dose, second-dose, and booster Pfizer vaccines will be available to...

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December 5 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sundaes with Santa

Heritage Discovery Center

Step into JAHA's winter wonderland for a jolly good visit with Santa and a sweet treat! Your visit will include the opportunity to create an ice cream sundae and listen...

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December 12 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sundaes with Santa

Heritage Discovery Center

Step into JAHA's winter wonderland for a jolly good visit with Santa and a sweet treat! Your visit will include the opportunity to create an ice cream sundae and listen...

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December 12 • 3:00 PM

Book presentation: Laurel Highlands Explorers

Heritage Discovery Center

We are looking forward to hosting this event for the locally-written children's book The Laurel Highlands Explorers at the Heritage Discovery Center, immediately following our Sundaes with Santa event!  Each...

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December 18 • 1:00 PM

Kids’ Cooking Demo: Baking Sugar Cookies

Heritage Discovery Center

Winter blues got you down? Join us to learn about how to make sugar cookies! Each child will receive two cookies to decorate and take home. Target ages for this...

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December 19 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sundaes with Santa

Heritage Discovery Center

Step into JAHA's winter wonderland for a jolly good visit with Santa and a sweet treat! Your visit will include the opportunity to create an ice cream sundae and listen...

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January 28 • 5:30 PM

Last Friday at the Ethnic Social Club

Heritage Discovery Center

Last Friday at the Ethnic Social Club returns in 2022! Jeff Perigo will provide acoustic music at the first Last Friday in WAY too long. Join us in our authentic...

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Future events...