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On May 31, 1889, a neglected dam and a storm led to a catastrophe in which 2,209 people died, thousands were left homeless and a city became a wasteland. The museum shows what happened and why – and the city’s triumphant recovery. Exhibits, artifacts, a map and a survivor’s house are joined by an Academy Award-winning documentary.



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May 25

The Path of the Flood Historic Races

Jun 01

JAHA Rides the PRR Back to the Roaring 20s!

Jun 16

Feed The Need Food Truck Rodeo

Aug 02

AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival

Sep 20

Johnstown Slavic Festival