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Discover the shocking story of the 1889 Johnstown flood, in which 2,209 people died and a prospering city was destroyed. Exhibits, artifacts and an Academy Award®-winning documentary tell the amazing story of the disaster, including the town’s incredible recovery. An original “Oklahoma House,” an early example of prefabricated housing used to shelter survivors, is included. Other exhibits focus on the role of Clara Barton and the American Red Cross in the recovery effort, depictions of the flood in popular culture, and more. Nearby is the beautifully-lighted Stone Bridge, a key site in the disaster, as well as the Inclined Plane. Educational materials that meet PA state standards available free at jaha.org. Receptive services for Johnstown-area attractions available; other services include step-on guides, catered meals and more.