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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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January 13, 2020

Hello everyone and welcome to my first “Nametag Defilade” blog post! My name is Owen and I work at the Collings Foundation and the American Heritage Museum as a historian. I’ve been studying military history, specifically mechanized and naval technology and warfare from the 19th century onward, for roughly 15 years, but my interest dates […]

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January 10, 2020

The American Heritage Museum is proud to announce the debut of a captivating video interview with two F-16 pilots as they attempted to intercept the hijacked flight 93 aircraft on September 11th, 2001.  From the remarkable vantage point of these two fighter pilots, Lt. Col. Marc Sasseville and Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney, visitors will access […]

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October 14, 2019

Dear supporters, Please join the Collings Foundation in our thoughts and prayers with those who were on the tragic flight of the B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine” on Wednesday, October 2nd. We will be forever grateful to the heroic efforts of the first responders at Bradley International Airport and the assistance of all local agencies in […]

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April 15, 2019

After years in development the new American Heritage Museum will open its doors to the public starting May 3rd, 2019. Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Days: Friday through Sunday Cost: $20 Adults, $10 for children and $18 for seniors and veterans.

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September 26, 2017

The American Heritage Museum at the Collings Foundation is finally taking shape on the Stow / Hudson, MA line after many years of planning and development – as we move forward with a projected late 2018 opening.

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May 25, 2015

Ford versus Chevy. Is there any rivalry more American than that? OK, maybe Coke versus Pepsi, but for me personally, this is about as American as it gets. It’s the originator against the new kid on the block. It’s old reliability against new excitement. Throughout the years, both companies have provided the public with famous […]

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May 20, 2015

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting the Collings Foundation website and this new blog I am starting up. My name is Colin Spencer and I’m a senior at the Bancroft School in Worcester. I am writing now to tell you about my experiences and views that I’ve had working here in the past few […]

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