The Johnstown Area Heritage Association takes the safety of our visitors and employees seriously. In accordance with Commonwealth of PA guidelines, visitors and employees must wear masks, and are asked to observe social distancing while in our facilities. We are taking additional steps, such as sanitizing surfaces frequently. Please see the calendar below for the current operating schedule of the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center; the Johnstown Children’s Museum is currently closed, and we are offering children’s activities in the courtyard and Education Center. Visit often for updates!

Heritage Discovery Center

Heritage Discovery Center

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Address

201 6th Ave
Johnstown
PA, 15906


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Upcoming Events at This Location

July 10, 10:30 AM

Cambria City walking tour

Heritage Discovery Center

Your host Keigan Blough will take you on a walking tour of the historic Cambria City neighborhood.

Cost is $3 for JAHA members; or $6 for non-members.

Due to COVID, patrons need to bring a mask and are encouraged to bring water (water also available for purchase at the Heritage Discovery Center gift shop).  Pre-paid reservations are strongly encouraged, as we are limiting the numbers of each tour to 15 in order to facilitate social distancing. No refunds will be provided due to missed reservations.

RSVP by calling Angel Ashby, 539-1889 x311, or the Heritage Discovery Center front desk at 539-1889. Reservations can also be made in person at both the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center.

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July 16, 11:00 AM

Just for Kids: Look for the helpers!

Heritage Discovery Center

We’ll focus on construction workers today! In our courtyard, make plunger art, make a brick wall, and bring your own trucks to go on adventures! 

Our Education Center features helper puppets. 

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July 17, 11:00 AM

Just for Kids: Garden planting

Heritage Discovery Center

Join us today to do some planting! We have flower and vegetable seeds to plant. Learn how to make a newspaper pot and bring home a lima bean plant! 

Our Education Center will feature gardening crafts

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July 18, 11:00 AM

Just for Kids: Science Saturday!

Heritage Discovery Center

Dr. Matt is back by popular demand for Science Saturday!  

Dr. Matt will be here at 11 to demonstrate some science concepts from the JCM and some experiments you can do at home! 

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July 23, 11:00 AM

Just for Kids: Courtyard I-Spy

Heritage Discovery Center

Look here and there and high and low for objects, images, and more throughout our courtyard and rooftop garden! 

Story time and a craft in the Education Center! 

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July 24, 11:00 AM

Just for Kids: Look for the helpers!

Heritage Discovery Center

We’ll focus on firefighters today! Help put out “fires” in the HDC courtyard and participate in other fire fighter dramatic play! 

In our Education Center, make an escape plan for your home, make a fire hose, and make a firefighter hat! 

 

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July 25, 11:00 AM

Just for Kids: Christmas in July

Heritage Discovery Center

Socially-distanced Christmas fun! Make art at HDC and go on a snowman scavenger hunt through Johnstown. The hunt ends at the train station, to meet SANTA who just traveled in from Hawaii! 

HDC will have Christmas crafts, games, and a story time of The Polar Express. 

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July 26, 2:00 PM

Cambria City walking tour

Heritage Discovery Center

Your host Keigan Blough will take you on a walking tour of the historic Cambria City neighborhood.

Cost is $3 for JAHA members; or $6 for non-members.

Due to COVID, patrons need to bring a mask and are encouraged to bring water (water also available for purchase at the Heritage Discovery Center gift shop).  Pre-paid reservations are strongly encouraged, as we are limiting the numbers of each tour to 15 in order to facilitate social distancing. No refunds will be provided due to missed reservations.

RSVP by calling Angel Ashby, 539-1889 x311, or the Heritage Discovery Center front desk at 539-1889. Reservations can also be made in person at both the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center.

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