Johnstown Area Heritage Association

...and the Heritage Discovery Center

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~ Preserving and presenting the nationally significant heritage of Johnstown. ~

Museum Information

jaha.org –  201 6th Avenue – (814) 539-1889

Monday10AM – 5PM
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
Thursday10AM – 5PM
Friday10AM – 5PM
Saturday10AM – 5PM
Sunday12PM- 5PM

What's at the Heritage Discovery Center?

Admission to the Heritage Discovery Center is $9.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $7.50 for children from 3-18 (children 2 and under are free). Admission covers all exhibits and amenities at the facility, including the Johnstown Children’s Museum, “America: Through Immigrant Eyes,” the Iron & Steel Gallery featuring “Mystery of Steel,”, and the second-floor galleries. You may purchase a ticket for both the Heritage Discovery Center and the Johnstown Flood Museum, which is also operated by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, for $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, or $13 for students. Both visits must take place over a period of five days.*

*Information on museum comes from the Johnstown Area Heritage Association’s website

The Wagner-Ritter House offers a unique experience...

Most house museums showcase an architecturally distinguished home, or were the homes of famous people — or both. The Wagner-Ritter House and Garden tells a very different story – the story of a modest, working-class family who spent their lives in “the shadow of the mills” in Johnstown’s Cambria City.

Detailed life stories about individual members of the working class are rare, because most such Americans didn’t leave a documentary trail of evidence. The Johnstown Area Heritage Association has worked to reconstruct the lives of the Wagners and the Ritters, using tax documents, census information and other public records.

In addition, an exhibit on the entire Cambria City community helps place the house and its inhabitants in context, showing more about their environment and daily lives.*

Tours of the Wagner-Ritter House are available Tuesday-Saturday from 10AM to 4PM and are by appointment only. To schedule a tour, click here.

*Information on house museum comes from the Johnstown Area Heritage Association’s website

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