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September 18, 2020

Our nation has a long and proud history of Americans answering the call to serve. Today, we pause to remember the 138,000 POW’s and 83,000 MIA’s from WWII to the present day during this, America’s National POW/MIA Recognition Day. The American Heritage Museum is humbled to have been chosen to display a somber reminder of […]

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July 2, 2020

          American Heritage Museum Re-Opening on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday each week through the summer. We are pleased to announce the American Heritage Museum will open under Massachusetts Phase III guidelines starting July 8th. Standard hours will be 10:00 AM to 5 PM, Wednesday […]

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June 18, 2020

We are sad to say the Father’s Day Weekend Tanks, Wings & Wheels event has been canceled due to COVID-19 precautionary protocol. The Car Barn, Hangar and American Heritage Museum in Stow, Massachusetts will remain closed until around July 3rd. The tank driving grounds will be open and limited to participants who have signed up […]

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June 3, 2020

We have always felt that an immersive experience in history brings you to a closer sense of appreciation and excitement in wanting to learn more. Aside from flying in a WWII aircraft, there is nothing quite like driving a real tank. The American Heritage Museum is offering a unique tank driving instruction program in the […]

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May 4, 2020

Hello! Owen here with the American Heritage Museum. Welcome back to my blog series called Name Tag Defilade. I hope this finds you well in the midst of current events. Today I wanted to talk about one of my favorite subjects, which are Soviet self-propelled guns. Specifically the SU- and ISU-152. Shortly after the Battle […]

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April 17, 2020

The conceptual roots of the tank go back to ancient times, with large mobile siege shelters that were able to provide protection for troops moving up against large stone walls or fortifications. One of the earliest concepts of a tank comes from Leonardo da Vinci. He came up with a sketch design for an “armored […]

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April 7, 2020

The SU-100 (Samokhodnaya Ustanovka 100) was a tracked Soviet tank destroyer armed with a massive 100 mm anti-tank gun. The tank originated through the simple need from the Soviet Army for an effective weapon to combat the latest generation of German tanks now being fielded across the Eastern Front during WWII. Soviet engineers responded by […]

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April 6, 2020

The 1900s took off with a fanatic craze of flying machines. In 1909, Glenn Curtiss introduced his Curtiss Pusher to this growing industry. The elaborately constructed Curtiss Pusher plane captured the imagination of people worldwide. Called a “pusher” because the engine and propeller are placed behind the pilot and, therefore, “push” the aircraft. The Curtiss […]

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March 30, 2020

Help Support the American Heritage Museum with your Advance Sale Admission, Membership, and Gift Shop Purchases… And Get the Chance to Experience a Once-In-a-Lifetime WWII History Experience! First of all, it is our profound hope that everyone in your family is safe, healthy, and following the CDC rules that seek to get us through this […]

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March 25, 2020

The Kommandogerät (command control computer) 40, known as a Director, was a German optical range finder used principally for large anti-aircraft guns, such as the 8.8cm Flak 36 or the 10.5cm Flak 40. By calculating the length of the tube and the angle at which the lenses were positioned, the crew could pinpoint aircraft target […]

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March 16, 2020

Dear American Heritage Museum Guests and Members, As the spread of COVID-19 disease continues to impact our world, country and state, we have been exploring and evaluating all options regarding our operations. We have made the decision to temporarily close the American Heritage Museum and will continue to follow the Massachusetts emergency orders and guidance. […]

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February 24, 2020

Recent visitors to the American Heritage Museum were greeted with a startling sight as they crossed from the World War Two half of the museum to face the Korean War section. Plain as day is a M4A3 Sherman painted bright yellow with angry eyes painted beside the gun and, on the front plate, a mouth […]

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February 17, 2020

Hello and welcome back to Nametag Defilade! My apologies on the delay between the last entry and this one, Nametag Defilade is something I do on the side here when work is slow and I’ve been super busy in the office lately! Last we left off, the Battle of the Bulge had begun, and forces […]

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February 11, 2020

Ah, February. A month that has always been synonymous with amorous pursuits. In a few days the boxes of chocolate will be flowing and the flowers will be presented to our loved ones. But the 19th of this month also commemorates the beginning of one of the bloodiest battles of WWII, the Battle of Iwo […]

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January 27, 2020

Hello and welcome back to Nametag Defilade! My name is Owen and this is post number three covering the Battle of the Bulge. So far, we’ve covered the planning phase of the coming offensive in the Ardennes, beginning with the attempt on Hitler’s life in the July 20th Plot and the sudden influx of fresh […]

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Museum Re-Opens Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

As a part of the Reopening Massachusetts Phase III, the American Heritage Museum will be re-opening to the public on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 and will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. All visitors will be required to wear face masks while visiting the indoor spaces per state requirements.