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August 28, 2023

On September 16th and 17th, the American Heritage Museum will host a WWI and Aviation living history event. This is a weekend event everyone is looking forward to! We will showcase four extraordinarily rare aircraft from WWI and WWII. These aircraft are the 1918 Nieuport 28 – oldest flying and first American fighter, 1933 Waco […]

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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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June 23, 2023

Join us Friday, June 30th at 2:00 PM for our AMH Speaker Series with James Fenelon author of “Angels Against the Sun: A WW2 Saga of Grunts, Grit and Brotherhood.” In the tradition of Band of Brothers, Fenelon offers a boots-on-the-ground perspective of the 11th Airborne Division—nicknamed ‘The Angels’—in their daring campaign to liberate the […]

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June 6, 2023

June 6th, 1944, marks one of the most pivotal moments in history—the Normandy landings, also known as D-Day. It was a day that forever changed the course of World War II, and it stands as a testament to the bravery, sacrifice, and resilience of the Allied forces. As time passes and the number of living […]

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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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April 17, 2023

The Holocaust was one of the darkest moments in human history, where millions of innocent people were systematically murdered by the Nazi regime during World War II. Six million Jews, homosexuals, people with disabilities, minorities, people based solely on their ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or political affiliations were systematically murdered by the Nazi regime during […]

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April 5, 2023

For the first time ever – the American Heritage Museum in Massachusetts and the Tank Museum in Bovington, England have teamed up to offer an extraordinary one-of-a-kind tank experience sweepstakes. Winner will go to the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, Massachusetts to drive the famous M4 Sherman tank and M24 Chaffee Tanks, then go to […]

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Sandblasting the outer hull of the M36 Jackson for repainting, March 2023.
April 5, 2023

Under restoration in the American Heritage Museum’s restoration workshop, the original World War II vintage M36 Jackson Tank Destroyer is making great progress this spring! Under the supervision of our team leader Dick Moran, a team of volunteers have been hard at work over the winter and spring. One of the major efforts has been […]

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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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January 31, 2023

Plight of American POWs in Vietnam Realized in an Extraordinary Exhibit On 50th Anniversary of Their Release. The American Heritage Museum in Massachusetts opens the Hanoi Hilton POW Experience Exhibit on February 12th, fifty years after their 1973 release during Operation Homecoming. Coined the “Hanoi Hilton” by American prisoner-of-war Robert Shumaker, the Hỏa Lò Prison […]

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January 26, 2023

The Vietnam War, which lasted from 1955 to 1975, was a complex and divisive conflict that resulted in the deaths of over 58,000 American soldiers and an estimated 2 million Vietnamese civilians. The war officially ended with the signing of the Paris Peace Accords on January 27, 1973. The accords represented a major step towards […]

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January 11, 2023

In partnership with the WWII Museum’s Normandy Academy in New Orleans, the American Heritage Museum is offering an 11-day expense paid trip for one high school junior level student to France on June 26th to July 6th, 2023. The student will join the Normandy Academy group to see all the major sites related to the […]

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August 29, 2022

In early 1918, with the air war over the skies of France and Belgium reaching their most dangerous point, American pilots with the Allied Expeditionary Force were anxious to take the fight to the German menace. Unfortunately, the French SPAD XIII aircraft they wanted were in short supply. France had trouble with engine production and […]

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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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OPEN TODAY - MEMORIAL DAY

The American Heritage Museum is open today, Monday, May 29th from 10:00am to 5:00pm for Memorial Day,