May 31 Anniversary

Remains of the dam with luminaries
The remains of the South Fork Dam with luminaries

NPS/Steven Lonergan

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 is the 134th Anniversary of the Great Johnstown Flood of May 31, 1889.

Each year on the anniversary 2,209 luminaries are lit to honor the flood victims. The luminaries are placed on the North and South Abutments and around the Visitor Center, and each bag will contain the name of a flood victim. The luminaries will be lit from 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm.

Please check back for additional details.

A list of the victims of the Johnstown Flood can be found here.

Learn about our annual partnership with Forest Hills Elementary!

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