453 Theatre Dr.
Johnstown, PA 15904-0453
Phone: (814) 262-9292
Fax: (814) 262-0486
Many of the 2,209 flood victims, including 770 buried in the "Plot of the Unknown," were laid to rest in this historic cemetery, located a half-mile drive or walk from the top of the Inclined Plane.
Established in 1870, this historic library carries over 145,000 books and offers a full range of library services for all ages, including genealogical and research services.
Peoples Natural Gas Park is a latest addition to the city landmarks of Johnstown. This recently built park is more than just a green stretch of land; it doubles up as a cultural venue. It is home to several music festivals including the popular AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival. The park features two venues, namely the pavilion and Oilhouse that stages live music concerts, shows and other performances on a regular basis. Apart from that, Peoples Natural Gas Park can also be rented for private and public functions.
The esteemed Johnstown Inclined Plane is a noted funicular in Johnstown, Cambria County in Pennsylvania. It acts as a great connecting link between downtown and Westmont Borough. The construction was completed in 1891 post the floods of 1889. It is a massive 897.5-foot (273.3-meter) funicular and has gained tremendous significance over the years. The hillside region along the funicular is apt for biking and hiking. The fares are modest and an annual visit of as many as 81,236 individuals was recorded in 2011.
Cambria City Historic District, located in township of Johnstown, is a district that spreads over 39 acres (16 hectares). Home to mostly working class, it features amenities like schools, churches, fire stations, and so on. The township is visited by tourists for its exquisite architecture that includes Queen Anne and Second Empire styles.
The monumental Johnstown Flood National Memorial is set up in Croyle Township/Adams Township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. Spread over a colossal area of 164.12 acres (66.42 hectares), the memorial commemorates the 2209 people who were killed in the Johnstown Flood of 1889. The memorial preserves the remains of the dam as well as portions of the former Lake Conemaugh bed. It had recorded as many as 111,987 tourists in 2005 and still continues to pull in great crowds each year.
Flight 93, one of the four hijacked in September 11, 2001, was prevented by the passengers and crew from crashing on the United States Capitol. It crashed in Pennsylvania killing all on board. Located at the sight of the crash site, is a memorial honoring the lost lives. Initially open to only family members of the deceased, it was later opened to the public. It is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located off Route 30 two miles west of historic Schellsburg, the 1,460-acre Bison Corral (Cedarrow's Bison Farm) has been raising bison since 1988. The gift shop features bison-related souvenirs, bison meat, and Native American art.
Located right off the Menoher Highway in the city of Ligonier, the Waterford park is a charming green space that offers respite to the denizens. Summers and spring witness a burst of activity in the form of community events, festivals and shows organized here. Groups of friends, families, students and visitors to the city can be seen lounging around on the grass, reading a book or simply soaking in the warm Philadelphia sun.
This five-acre site is dedicated to the nine miners rescued after five days in 2002 on historic Dormel Farms, which is listed on the Pennsylvania Historic Registry, and their rescuers.
The Historical Society Genealogical Library contains local histories, family genealogies, census records, county cemetery records, church records and microfilm copies of early area newspapers and such Somerset County Courthouse records as wills and estate records, birth and death records, deeds and land grants, tax assessments and census records.
The Schellsburg Historic District is a prominent district sited at Schellsburg in the Bedford County region. The district was built through in 1808 and has gained terrific historical significance. Majority of the structures in the district have adapted the Federal and Prairie School style of architecture. The district is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.