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February 23, 2021

The Battle of Iwo Jima (meaning sulfur island in Japanese) was a fierce battle in which the United States Navy and Marine Corps landed on and eventually captured the island from the Imperial Japanese forces. The battle lasted from February 19th to March 26th, 1945. Controlling this small volcanic island was strategically important as it […]

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February 5, 2021

The Gulf War, that lasted from August 1990 to February 1991, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait arising from disputes over oil and substantial debt. On January 16, President George H. W. Bush announced the […]

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January 28, 2021

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 […]

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January 22, 2021

The Gulf War, that lasted from August 1990 to February 1991, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait arising from disputes over oil and substantial debt. On January 16, 1991 (30 years ago!), President George H. […]

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December 18, 2020

On December 16th, 1944, the Battle of the Bulge had begun, and forces all along the western front were being pushed back by a wave of German troops, tanks, and under bombardment from over 1,000 artillery pieces. The mainstay medium tank in the US Army was the M4 “Sherman” tank, and by December 1944, U.S. armored […]

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November 20, 2020

The world’s oldest operational P-40B Tomahawk and only surviving airworthy American fighter aircraft from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is now on display at the American Heritage Museum in Stow, Massachusetts. One of the 131 P-40Bs built at the Curtiss facility in Buffalo, New York during 1940-1941 and allocated the Bu No. 41-13297, this […]

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September 28, 2020

When main character Norman Ellison showed up as a rookie replacement for bow gunner Red with a battle-hardened Sherman tanker crew in the 2014 film Fury, the first thing the rest of the crew did was hand Norman a bucket and a sponge and told him to clean Easy Eight, their M4 Sherman. Seemingly enough, […]

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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 28, 2020

Geoffrey Roth Watch Engineering has partnered with the Collings Foundation to pay tribute to the B-24J “Witchcraft” Liberator. This watchmaking brand and the non-profit organization share a passion for the preservation of American history and fine craftsmanship. The highlight of this unique partnership will be a limited-edition 250 piece run of Geoffrey’s new HH7 Pilot […]

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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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