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The American Heritage Museum will be open all week from April 15-21 from 10am to 5pm daily for MA Spring Break Week! The Highland Street Foundation is providing free admission to the museum on Tuesday, April 16 for all visitors too! (no registration required). For all other days, save $2 per ticket by buying your tickets online at: ahmus.me/save2..#museum #familyfun #PatriotsDay #historymuseum #boston #visitma #WeAreMetroWest #metrowestma #metrowestboston #hudsonma #thingstodoinboston ... See MoreSee Less
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The American Heritage Museum will welcome a new addition to our Pacific Theater gallery in July - the Grumman / General Motors FM-2 Wildcat BuNo 57039 currently under an amazing restoration effort by the volunteers and staff of the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, MI. The Wildcat will be on long-term loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum and will be unveiled during our WWII in the Pacific Re-Enactment Weekend on July 13-14. Read the full story: www.americanheritagemuseum.org/2024/04/american-heritage-museum-to-welcome-newly-restored-general... ... See MoreSee Less
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Reminder - We are hosting a terrific presentation and special tour by Gregg Pomerleau this Friday, March 29th, 1 to 4 p.m. Gregg is an AHM docent and former Master Gunner and tank platoon Sergeant.Hear Gregg discuss the history and technologies of tanks and how the concepts of building a better tank has advanced over the millennia. As part of this special presentation, Gregg will take participants on a personal tour through the American Heritage Museum’s collection to point out specific features on the tanks that he is highlighting in his talk. More information see: www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/special-presentation-tank-technologies/ ... See MoreSee Less
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See our new American Heritage Museum shorts Youtube video channel hosted by the dynamic brothers Andrew and Matthew Ford. Here they feature compelling videos about the finer details in AHM's collection. Some of their segments include how to operate a M3 GMC gun breech, background on the Borgward B IV, why the IS-2's gun is so large and many more. See: www.youtube.com/channel/UCmqC1zBHV0EWZtdEQEhRCww or @AmericanHeritageMuseumShorts. ... See MoreSee Less
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Speaker Series: Angels Against The Sun – The battle for the Philippines and occupation of Japan

June 30, 2023 @ 2:00 pm, ending 3:30 pm

$10 – $20

Join us for our AHM 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 Philippine Islands. The Angels’ combat operations were some of the most dramatic of the war, ranging from miserable jungle battles to the gritty urban combat required to push the Japanese out of Manila, the Philippine’s capital city of over 600,000 inhabitants.

The 11th Airborne were trained to enter combat via airdrop: by parachutes and engineless gliders. They were one of five such divisions created by the US Army during the war and the only one sent to the Pacific theater. There they were pitted against two merciless foes: the Imperial Japanese Army and the combined forces of monsoons, swamps, insects, mud, privation and disease.

Based on exhaustive archival research, including interviews, letters, and diaries, Angels Against the Sun takes readers on a soldier’s journey from the routine of stateside training to the diversions of football, boxing and distilling moonshine before descending into the hardships and tragedies of war. Written in a highly engaging, character-driven, narrative-style, this book will be compelling to all nonfiction readers.

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Date:
June 30, 2023
Time:
2:00 pm, ending 3:30 pm
Cost:
$10 – $20
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OPEN SPRING BREAK WEEK - April 15-21

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.