The Johnstown Area Heritage Association is a non-profit, membership-based organization. JAHA’s mission is to preserve and showcase Johnstown's nationally significant stories while revitalizing our community. To do that, we provide high-quality educational, cultural and recreational experiences in our unique historic settings.
We operate four museums; America: Through Immigrants Eyes, the Johnstown Flood Museum, the Wagner-Ritter House & Garden, and the Johnstown Children’s museum. We also offer a variety of educational and cultural programming throughout the year, including the Johnstown Film Festival and the Flood City Music Festival.
In May of 2012 we dedicated the Peoples Natural Gas Park in downtown Johnstown. What was once an abandoned industrial site, is now a beautiful green space with facilities for special events. Adjacent to the park is the historic Stone Bridge that withstood the Great Flood of 1889. JAHA, in partnership with a community committee was able to raise enough funds to rehabilitate the bridge surface and install 8,000 LED bulbs. Each evening the bridge’s light display delights the residents and visitors of Johnstown.
Johnstown has a strong sense of place, and our goal is to use the nationally significant heritage of our area to bring people and investment back into the city. Donations made to our organization make it possible to operate the museums, programs and events that are vital to the area, and support the “sense of place” that has never wavered.
P.O. Box 1889 201 6th Ave. Johnstown, PA 15907-1889