The Johnstown Historical Society enriches our community through the preservation interpretation and dissemination of collected local culture.
JHS fosters connections between a diversity of experiences in past and present local culture to strengthen the community.
The Historic Parish House and Museum is a furnished period home open to visitors featuring a lower level exhibit hall and accessible single floor exhibit with immersive video walk-through.
701 Charlotte Street
Johnstown, CO 80534
Brought together by an interest in local history, Johnstown Historical Society members strive to preserve the past for future generations. In pursuit of this goal, volunteers log hundreds of hours a year collecting and preserving items of historical value, preparing exhibits, recording oral histories and giving programs and tours that share this unique history with the public. Volunteer members spend much of their time cataloging artifacts as well as maintaining a substantial archival collection of finds and donations. Without the donation of JHS member's time and resources, as well as the donations from supporters, Johnstown’s past would be lost.
On the corner of Charlotte and Fremont Streets, visitors can find the Historic Parish House. The house and museum, which was built by the Town Founders, Harvey J. and Mary Parish, is a wonderful example of the Arts and Crafts style bungalow. You can walk through the main level of the furnished house to get a glimpse of life in the early 1900s. On the lower level you will view displays featuring facets of life in the Johnstown area.