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Johnstown Flood Museum, Johnstown

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The Johnstown Flood Museum is a history museum located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, dedicated to the Johnstown Flood of 1889. The museum is housed in the former Cambria Public Library, which is part of the Downtown Johnstown Historic District.
The Johnstown Flood Museum chronicles the events of the flood through exhibits and media. The museum shows the documentary, The Johnstown Flood in the Robert S. Waters Theater. Exhibits include the relief map that uses lights and sounds to display the path of the flood. Surrounding the map are artifacts from the flood. The museum also features a restored "Oklahoma house", a temporary structure used to house flood survivors.
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  • Nice visit to Flood Museum. Nice collection of artifacts from famous flood. Best part of visit was the movie. Really puts you at, and in, the flood. Don't miss the video.  more »
  • Fascinating back story to the flood that killed more than 2,200 people. Wish it actually had even more on display (especially about the flood of 1977) but what it does offer is a detailed look at the....  more »
  • The displays gave such a great understanding of what happened. The work put into it was very moving, too. When we got home, my boys wanted to try to build a lake and dam model of their own to explore more. Anytime they gain a fuller understanding of the world around them, as well as the consequences of others actions, I consider it time well spent!
  • Fantastic historical museum. Great exhibits, pictures and some telling artifacts. The staff were super knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We were quite impressed and very willing to pay the minimal cost for entry. A tragedy never to be forgotten. Thanks Johnstown Museum staff!

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