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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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November 29, 2021

“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” Franklin D. Roosevelt It’s been a year of profound change and challenge for all of us. Throughout American history, there have been many challenges but through it all, there is one constant: we are stronger when we are united behind a […]

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September 17, 2021

 National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed today, September 17th (commemorated the third Friday in September). It honors those who were prisoners of war (POWs) and those who are still missing in action (MIA). It is most associated with those who were POWs during the Vietnam War. This day was established by an Act of Congress, […]

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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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May 25, 2021

Get ready for your mission as part of our new Summer 2021 Fundraising Sweepstakes for the American Heritage Museum! The Sweepstakes winner will go through driver training in both the M24 Chaffee and the M4 Sherman tanks on the American Heritage Museum grounds. Then, drive the M4 Sherman for its star performance in the Battle […]

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May 25, 2021

Special Father’s Day weekend at the American Heritage Museum – June 19th and 20th. Every year for decades now we host the special Wings and Wheels event over Father’s Day weekend. Of course, since we opened the new American Heritage Museum in May, 2019, it is now called Tanks, Wings and Wheels. This is a […]

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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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March 9, 2021

It is with deep sorrow to say that veteran Nathan Hall, the driver of the M1A1 Abrams “White 2” currently on display at the American Heritage Museum, passed away at 35 years old from a blood clot during his battle with leukemia on March 2nd, 2021. On August 3rd, 2006, while on patrol near Falluja, […]

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March 5, 2021

Over March we celebrate Women’s History Month. Recognizing woman who have made an impact on our history, culture and society. It is a time to reflect on the progress that has been made and be inspired by the women who have influenced all of us. The American Heritage Museum focuses on the contributions women have […]

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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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OPEN PRESIDENTS DAY WEEK - February 19-25

The American Heritage Museum will be open for Presidents Day Week (February 19-25) including Monday, Feb 19th and Tuesday, Feb 20th. Open daily from 10am to 5pm.