The Johnstown Flood Museum is open Wed.-Sat. from 10 am-5 pm, and Sun. noon-5 pm (no appointments required). The Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum is open 10 am-5 pm Thurs., Fri., and Sat., and Sun. noon-5:00 pm. Please visit the children’s museum COVID protocols page for more information specific to that museum. All museum visitors and staff are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.  Welcome!

Special Events

Our Events

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

May 15 • 10:30 AM

1889 Flood Downtown Walking Tour

Johnstown Flood Museum

Nick Wuckovich will conduct the tours, discussing Flood-surviving building and historical areas, sharing photographs, and telling stories. Nick has compiled photographs of victims and survivors, and pairing them with views...

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May 16 • 12:30 PM

1889 Flood Downtown Walking Tour

Johnstown Flood Museum

Nick Wuckovich will conduct the tours, discussing Flood-surviving building and historical areas, sharing photographs, and telling stories. Nick has compiled photographs of victims and survivors, and pairing them with views...

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May 21 • 11:00 AM

1889 Flood Lower Town Walking Tour

Johnstown Flood Museum

Nick Wukovich's Lower Town walking tour discusses Flood-surviving buildings and historical areas, sharing photographs, and telling stories. This tour is from Walnut Street to the Stone Bridge, covering an area...

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May 22 • 12:30 PM

A Journey Through Johnstown

Peoples Natural Gas Park

Peoples Natural Gas Park is the venue for this Johnstown Symphony Orchestra event! A Journey Through Johnstown is a go-at-your own pace 2.5-mile walk, 5-mile run, or 14-mile bike event...

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Richard Burkert has worked with the story of the 1889 Johnstown flood for 42 years. On Monday, May 24, in this new, virtual presentation, he’ll share insights, new research, and...

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May 29 •

Path of the Flood Historic Races

Peoples Natural Gas Park

The Path of the Flood Races will be back in 2021, and registration is opening on Black Friday 2020!  Kids get free registration, thanks to the generosity of 1889 Foundation....

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June 12 •

Juneteenth Celebration

Peoples Natural Gas Park

A celebration of Juneteenth, presented by the Johnstown chapter of the NAACP. Entertainment to include Smooth Sound Band, The House of Soul (pictured), The Problem, Aaron “The Entertainer” Jefferson, and...

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September 18 - September 19 •

Johnstown Slavic Festival

Heritage Discovery Center

The committee that presents the Johnstown Slavic Festival is busily planning this year's event! We'll post more details when we get them, but expect two days of Slavic entertainment, including...

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October 1 - October 2 •

AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival

Peoples Natural Gas Park

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is announcing tentative plans to hold our signature event, the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival, in October 2021 rather than our usual August timeframe!...

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Future events...