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: D-Day and the Angels of Mercy

June 1 @ 2:00 pm, ending 3:30 pm

Free with standard museum admission

Angels of Mercy is the story of D-Day and a particular sub story of two brave combat medics who saved dozens of lives with fighting all around them. It also tells the story of Dr. Hirsh’s personal family connection to D-Day and why Operation Overlord means so much to him.

About the speaker:
Michael Hirsh, MD, FACS, FAAP is a native New Yorker who is a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the  UMass Medical School and served as Surgeon-in-Chief  of the  UMass Memorial  Children’s Medical  Center in Worcester,  Ma. from 2009-2019.  He was Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Associate Surgical Director of the Trauma Center and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.  He continues to serve as the  Pediatric Trauma Director and Co-Director of the Injury Free Coalition (IFC) of Worcester. He is Past President of the IFC National from 2009-2011.  He formerly served as Principal Investigator of Injury Free Pittsburgh from 1993-2000.

Dr. Michael Hirsh is a distinguished figure in the medical community, renowned for his expertise in pediatric trauma and injury prevention. Serving as a pivotal member of the healthcare team at UMass Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hirsh has dedicated his career to advancing the field of pediatric medicine through his tireless commitment to patient care, research, and education. With a profound emphasis on community outreach and advocacy, he has championed initiatives aimed at safeguarding children from preventable injuries and enhancing overall well-being. Dr. Hirsh’s innovative contributions have not only revolutionized pediatric trauma care but have also inspired countless medical professionals and caregivers worldwide.



June 1
2:00 pm, ending 3:30 pm
Free with standard museum admission
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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.