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!

Heritage Discovery Center

Heritage Discovery Center

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201 6th Ave
Johnstown
PA, 15906


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Upcoming Events at This Location

July 30, 12:00 AM

Exhibit: #150mmchallenge

Heritage Discovery Center

The Johnstown Area Heritage Association and the Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA) are partnering to present a new temporary exhibition, #150mmchallenge — a display of 150 pieces of metalwork that was curated and produced by Delyth Done and Ambrose Burne of the United Kingdom’s Hereford College of Arts.

Each piece (like the beautiful wreath above) is made from exactly the same amount of steel by a range of people passionate about forged metal design — from students, amateurs, through to key industry professionals across the globe.

Like all amenities in the Heritage Discovery Center, admission to the exhibition is included with your purchase of a ticket (and free to JAHA members).

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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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October 29, 4:00 PM

Halloween Hullabaloo

Heritage Discovery Center

Join us for a safe and frightfully fun trick-or-treat night at the museum from 4:00-8:00 pm! Your journey will begin at the Heritage Discovery Center or Peoples Natural Gas Park, where you will receive your passport of Halloween Haunts! Follow your passport to find crafts, a mad scientist, games, spooky stories, food, and much more. $8/children, $6/adults; or $5/JAHA members (adults and children).

 

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