The American Heritage Museum has partnered with the International History Institute at Boston University for the 2021 Speaker Series.
Directed by Professor of History Cathal Nolan, the International History Institute (IHI) at Boston University was founded in 1999 to promote the importance of history in understanding international cultural, economic, political, and military affairs. It supports interdisciplinary faculty research and teaching and promotes public conversation through open participation in its conferences, lectures, seminars, colloquia and film series.
Opened in May, 2019, the American Heritage Museum (AHM) is home to one of the largest collections of tanks, military vehicles and rare historical artifacts in the United States. The American Heritage Museum was designed to fully engage people in understanding our turbulent past. In this remarkable place, American history is explored, studied and most of all, remembered. Through educational interpretation, and a chronologically arranged series of dioramas and exhibits, the American Heritage Museum brings world history and the history of our veterans to life.
The partnership between IHI and AHM provides a stellar foundation to present to the public an impressive array of historical talks, presentations, symposiums, and exhibitions through 2021. As we are still in the midst of the pandemic, the first few will be available virtually. As soon as restrictions lift, the American Heritage Museum will host IHI events at location in Hudson, Massachusetts.
For a list of IHI/AHM Speaker Series events visit:
Event schedules and times may change. More will be added soon! Please check listings for most current information. Tickets to the presentations are available through the American Heritage Museum website or at the admissions desk on arrival.
Current schedule of presentations:
Monday, February 1st, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Via ZOOM
“The Thorn in the Eagle’s Side: How Six American Presidents Dealt with the Challenges of Charles de Gaulle.”
Thursday, March 18th, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. At AHM or via ZOOM.
“Unwearing of the Green: Republican Skeletons in Ulster Protestant Closets”
Monday, June 28th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. At AHM or via ZOOM.
“Hitler’s Gang: The German Generals of WWII”
Thursday, August 19th, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. At AHM
“No Greater Love: Sacrificing to Save Enemy Lives in Wartime”
Friday, October 22nd, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. At AHM
“Ike and Dutch: Protégé and Common Sense”
Saturday, December 4th, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. At AHM
“IHI / AHM Symposium: Reconsidering Pearl Harbor”