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Some of our volunteers have recently graduated from high school and heading off to college. We asked them some questions of what inspired them to volunteer, what their interests are and most fond memories. Click on link below to read their responses. Congratulations to our recent graduates! We wish them great success in their pursuits.www.americanheritagemuseum.org/2022/06/graduating-ahm-volunteers-answer-questions/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Tank rides for Father’s Day are still available at the Fathers Day weekend event at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA - details at: www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/tanks-wings-wheels-fathers-day-june-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Getting the vintage autos ready for the American Elegance show at 1:00pm today at the American Heritage Museum! Come out and join us today and tomorrow for Father’s Day in Hudson, MA! Info and tickets at: www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/tanks-wings-wheels-fathers-day-june-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less

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www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/tanks-wings-wheels-fathers-day-june-2022/Seeing the 1927 Rolls Royce Springfield Phantom I / Phaeton out in the sunshine is a true visual splendor! See this automobile and many other beautiful classic cars during our American Elegance exposition this weekend. Show starts at 1:00 PM. Help spread the word! See you soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking for a great Father's Day Gift? There's still plenty of availability for an afternoon World War II Tank Ride on either the M4 Sherman or the M24 Chaffee on Saturday, June 18th or Sunday, June 19th! Book online at ahmus.me/fdrides - Rides for up to three (3) people on the M24 Chaffee is $595 total and up to two (2) people on the M4 Sherman is $595 total. Both are tax-deductible donations as the American Heritage Museum is a 501c3 non-profit museum. Should be an AMAZING weekend for a tank ride! ... See MoreSee Less

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Speaker Series: “Black Entry Operations” beyond the Iron Curtain in the Late ‘40s – Early ‘50s by Alessandro Giorgi

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$10 – $20

Speaker Alessandro Giorgi

The infiltration, by Western powers, of agents, dissidents, rebels, informants and saboteurs (especially Ukrainian, Polish, Baltic and Albanian) beyond the Iron Curtain, that is to say beyond the border that for decades separated Western Europe from the Soviet-controlled part of Europe, was a phenomenon that, though long and complex, did not have media coverage nor has it been the subject of study, compared to other covert or clandestine activities after World War II.

The reasons are many: the lack of interest by British and Americans to highlight the disastrous outcome and the continuation of operations despite the evident futility; the “sensitivity” of certain political issues, despite the time elapsed, in countries such as Sweden or Italy, who publicly played a low-profile role, but as a matter of fact did not recoil at anything in planning and implementing clandestine operations, in those years, which were, under the cover of the official political stance, rather “adventurous” for all.

The gradual declassification of the files of the CIA, whether as a result of the Freedom of Information Act, or of the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act of 1999, a law aimed at bringing to the surface, if there were, “improper connections” by US government agencies with people compromised with the Nazi regime, meant that, as a “collateral” effect, some precise details about Western clandestine infiltrations into Eastern Europe finally came to light.

As always, the effort was to highlight, with the greatest possible detail, facts that today’s scholars, students and history fans may find very surprising.

Main Highlights:
– The USA. Whys, how’s and when’s.
– The North: Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Soviet Karelia
– The British Jungle. The Baltic.
– CIA, the Gehlen Organization and BND…  ….and the East-German “counterpart”.
– Eastern Europe: Ukraine, Poland, Belarus and Baltic Countries. The British and American – – Baltic connections: Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.
– Ukraine. The opponents: master spies, rebels, killers, would-be killers, priests, traitors and defectors. Resolute poisons and faltering pistols, relentless instigators and hesitant executors.
– Albania. ITALY. Italy and the USA, an informal intelligence partnership dating back since 1943….
– The British and the Albanian Subversion. Valuable and the “Pixies”. Interactions and autonomy between British, American and Italian Intelligence. The Albanian refugees.

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Date:
July 8
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $20
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MUSEUM CLOSING AT 3:00PM TODAY (Sat. June 4th)

The American Heritage Museum will be closing early at 3:00pm today, Saturday, June 4th, for a private event. The museum will be open normal hours (10am to 5pm) on Sunday, June 5th.