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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]



The American Heritage Museum will be open for MA Spring Break Week (April 15-21) including Monday, April 15th and Tuesday, April 16th. Open daily from 10am to 5pm. Free Admission Day on Tuesday, April 16th funded by a grant from the Highland Street Foundation's Spring Week 2024 Program.