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April 5, 2024

The American Heritage Museum, renowned for its dedication to preserving and showcasing military history throughout the ages, is excited to announce that we have been chosen by the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, FL to receive the 1944 General Motors FM-2 Wildcat, Bureau Number 57039, once restoration is complete at the Air Zoo […]

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July 28, 2023

July 26, 2023 – The American Heritage Museum takes immense pride in commemorating the remarkable achievements and indomitable spirit of the Tuskegee Airmen by officially transferring its iconic Boeing PT-17 “Stearman” s/n 41-25454 primary trainer aircraft that has documented history with the group to join the incredible collection of the National Museum of the United […]

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July 7, 2023

Unveiling History: How the Preservation of a WWII-era Deutsche Reichsbahn Rail Car Helps People Understand the Holocaust Visitors to the American Heritage Museum may notice a project taking place in the restoration area behind the museum over the coming year. Though this project is significantly different than the heavy tanks and mechanized vehicles that are […]

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May 31, 2023

The American Heritage Museum, located in Hudson, Massachusetts, is honored to announce that it has been awarded a generous $200,000 matching grant as part of the Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF) administered by MassDevelopment and the Mass Cultural Council. The American Heritage Museum is one of 94 cultural organizations within the Commonwealth that will be receiving […]

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March 17, 2023

Rosie the Riveter Day is a day of recognition for the millions of women who entered the workforce during World War II and played a vital role in the war effort and long after. The day is celebrated on March 21st, which was declared Rosie the Riveter Day by the US Congress in 2017. The […]

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June 27, 2022

The true essence of the American Heritage Museum experience comes from our volunteers. These are veterans, history enthusiast and students. We are happy to announce several of our high school volunteers have recently graduated and heading off to college inspired by  their volunteer work at the museum. We asked them some questions on what their […]

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March 14, 2022

Celebrating Women’s History Month Hedy Lamarr: Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress and inventor who helped pioneer the technology that would one day lead to the development of today’s WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth communication systems. Lamarr – originally Hedwig Eva Kiesler – was born in Vienna, Austria on November 9, 1914, into […]

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March 11, 2022

Celebrating Woman’s History Month, the American Heritage Museum is commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. During WWII, women broke through many barriers in aviation. The Women Air force Service Pilots (WASP) (also Women’s Army Service Pilots or Women’s Auxiliary Service Pilots) was a civilian […]

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March 2, 2022

Celebrating Woman’s History Month the American Heritage Museum is commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. The woman featured in the American Heritage Museum’s WWI Trench Experience is Helen Dore Boylston (April 4, 1895 –September 30, 1984). She was nurse from New Bedford, Massachusetts. She […]

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February 15, 2022

The 761st was made up primarily of African-American soldiers, who by War Department policy were not permitted to serve alongside white troops; the U.S. military did not officially desegregate until after World War II. The 761st were known as the Black Panthers after their unit’s distinctive insignia, which featured a black panther’s head; their motto […]

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February 7, 2022

Each February, National Black History Month serves as both a celebration and a powerful reminder that Black history is American history. These stories and legacies are essential to understanding the history of America — our faults, our struggles, our progress, and our aspirations. The American Heritage Museum will concentrate on four Black History profiles from […]

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January 31, 2022

Each February, National Black History Month serves as both a celebration and a powerful reminder that Black history is American history. These stories and legacies are essential to understanding the history of America — our faults, our struggles, our progress, and our aspirations. The American Heritage Museum will concentrate on four Black History profiles from […]

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January 25, 2022

The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, was the genocide of European Jews during World War II. Between 1941 and 1945, Nazi Germany and its collaborators systematically murdered some six million Jews across German-occupied Europe, around two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish population. In addition to Jews, Nazi Germany also engaged in the systematic killing of 11 […]

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January 19, 2022

New England Magazine, part of BostonHotels.org, has featured the American Heritage Museum in an article “7 events to visit in Massachusetts in February.” The 7th-smallest state in the United States, Massachusetts packs plenty of culture into its modest borders, with some great events and exhibitions taking place here throughout the year. Check out all of […]

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July 22, 2021

The French-built and designed Nieuport 28 holds an important place in American military aviation history for its service in World War I. Issued to four American squadrons between March and August 1918 until the more powerful SPAD XIII became available, the Nieuport 28 became the first aircraft to see operational service with an American fighter […]

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April 5, 2021

WGBH Executive Arts Editor and host of Open Studio, Jared Bowen visited the American Heritage Museum. See  his interview with AHM President Rob Collings, Lead Docent Colin Rixon and restoration expert Dick Moran. Click here to see video.

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WWII TANK DEMONSTRATION WEEKEND SATURDAY & SUNDAY

If you are visiting the museum this Saturday (5/25) and Sunday (5/26), please purchase Event Tickets at the link below. General Admission tickets to just the museum are not available this weekend - only event tickets are available.