Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center

201 6th Ave.
Johnstown, PA 15906- Map It
(814) 539-1889
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AAA Editor Notes

Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center is at 201 6th Ave.; the parking lot entrance is at jct. Broad St. and 7th Ave. The center presents the experiences of Southern and Eastern European immigrants whose arrival at the turn of the 20th century shaped the region's culture, economy and industry. Daily experiences, difficulties and accomplishments are depicted through several fictional immigrants who give personal accounts of events in their lives. Some of the scenes depicted are an Italian funeral, a Ukrainian wedding, a bar mitzvah, an ethnic social club and a butcher shop. Interactive exhibits about coal mines and steel mills also are featured. The Iron & Steel Gallery presents additional exhibits about the steel industry. It also shows the film “Mystery of Steel,” which chronicles Johnstown's 19th-century history as a technological innovator in steelmaking. The Johnstown Children's Museum is housed here as well. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
(includes Johnstown Children's Museum, Johnstown Flood Museum and Wagner-Ritter House & Garden up to 5 days after ticket is purchased) $9; $7 (ages 3-18 and 62+).
AAA Benefit:
Receive 20% off Admission. One price for all four locations: Heritage Discovery Center, Johnstown Flood Museum, Johnstown Children's Museum and Wagner-Ritter House & Garden.
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5, May-Oct.; Wed.-Sat., Sun. noon-5, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.