Johnstown Flood National Memorial Flood Commeration

Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00pm

The visitor center will be open from 9 am to 10 pm. A statue of Mary that survived the flood from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church will be on display in the Visitor Center. The park movie “Black Friday” will play at quarter past each hour starting at 9:15 am and the last showing will be at 9:15 pm.

  • 4:07 pm: Park Rangers will lay commemorative wreaths on both the North and South Abutments of the remnants of the South Fork Dam.
  • 6:00 pm: Friends of the Johnstown Flood National Memorial will begin reading the names of the flood victims.
  • 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm: Children’s activities will take place in the picnic area
  • 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm: 2,209 luminaries, lining the remains of the South Fork Dam and around the park Visitor Center, will be lit in honor of the victims of the Great Flood. Each luminary will have the name of a flood victim written on it.

No reservations are required for May 31 events at the Johnstown Flood National Memorial.

Location: 
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
733 Lake Road
South Fork, PA 15956
Contact Name/Organization: 
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Contact Email Address: 
nathan_koozer@nps.gov
Contact Phone Number: 
(814) 886-6170
Cost of Event: 
FREE