The Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum are adopting winter opening hours beginning the week of Jan. 3. We will be open Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am-5 pm, and Sun. noon-5 pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Because Cambria County is currently experiencing high community spread of COVID-19, we are now requiring staff and visitors to wear masks (face shields alone are not adequate). Please visit the children’s museum COVID protocols page for more information specific to that museum. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Welcome!

Heritage Discovery Center

Heritage Discovery Center

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201 6th Ave
PA, 15906

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Upcoming Events at This Location

September 12, 12:00 AM

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 galleries of the Heritage Discovery Center! Join us as we explore Machines of Interest and embark upon the journey of the industrial lifecycle and uncover the stories of their existence. The exhibit features over two dozen original prints from the artist’s collection spanning life on the rails to deconstruction in the recycling yard to tracing the elements of human-made machines. Stephen’s work will give you a look at industry like never before.

JAHA thanks Liberty Wire Technologies for their support of this exhibition.

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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 Johnstown social club, located on the fourth floor of the Heritage Discovery Center. Doors at 5:00, first music at 5:30. No cover.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the high rate of community spread of COVID-19, all JAHA museums currently require patrons and staff to wear masks and practice social distancing. Neither is possible at Last Friday at the Ethnic Social Club due to the nature of the event. So to protect our volunteer bartenders, staff, performers, and patrons, everyone who attends our Last Friday on Jan. 28 will need to show their vaccine cards to be admitted. Please understand that this policy is in effect for January’s Last Friday event only, not our museums as a whole, and will be re-evaluated each month as conditions (hopefully) improve. We look forward to the first Last Friday since February 2020. Welcome!

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