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World War I Aviation Weekend

September 17 @ 9:00 am - September 18 @ 5:00 pm

$15 – $25

The American Heritage Museum presents the first annual World War I Aviation Special Event Weekend at our museum and airfield in Hudson / Stow, MA!

This weekend will be the official unveiling of our original 1917 Nieuport 28 restoration project and we aim to fly it each day* for our visitors. We are also working with several organizations to bring and display their accurate World War I replica aircraft and original rotary engines as well.


See a “Sneak Peek” of what you’ll see with this video of the Nieuport 28’s first flight in Sweden this past Spring.

We will also be bringing some of the original rare WWI uniforms and flight clothing of noted World War I aviators that is part of the Parks Collection that has moved to the American Heritage Museum. Such examples are the original uniform of Douglas Campbell, America’s First Ace; and the original leather flight coat of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.

Gates open at 9:00am and close at 5:00pm each day. Demonstrations and schedules will be firmed up as we get closer to the event.

All three museums will be open: The American Heritage Museum, The Historic Aviation Hangar and Classic Automobile Barn. This is a unique opportunity to see some of the world’s most rare aircraft, extraordinary American classic automobiles, historic tanks, armored vehicles, military artifacts and much more.

There is over 100,000 square feet of space within the American Heritage Museum and Hangar combined.

Food and beverage will be available for purchase on site and picnics are allowed.

*Flight demonstrations are fair weather dependent. Flight demonstrations are subject to change.

Daily Schedule:

Below is the schedule as currently planned. All events are subject to change due to weather.

      • 9:00am – 5:00pm – Gates Open – All museum buildings, displays, and encampments open to visitors.
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      • 9:00am – 5:00pm – Tank Rides & Drives Open (scheduled and walk-up) – Driving Grounds
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      • 10:00am – 3:00pm (Saturday Only) – Ford Model A Regional Auto Show – Parking Area near Car Barn – Over 100 Ford Model “A” automobiles of every type will be driving in and on display on Saturday as part of the New England Regional meet. A must for auto enthusiasts!
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      • 10:00am – 4:00pm – WWI War Gaming & Modelling Demonstrations – American Heritage Museum – Guides will be demonstrating tabletop strategy war gaming and modelling in the American Heritage Museum through the day.
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      • 11:00am – 12:00pm – “Restoring America’s Oldest Fighter” – Nieuport 28 – Aircraft Hangar – Join AHM President Rob Collings and Nieuport 28 Restorer and Pilot Mikael Carlson as they tell the story of this amazing fighter.
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      • 12:00pm – 12:30pm – World War I Aircraft Flying – Runway Area – Weather Permitting – the Nieuport 28 and the SPAD VII from Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome take part in a brief narrated aerial display. These are the first public flights of the Nieuport.
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      • 2:00pm – 2:45pm – World War I Armor and Re-Enactor Presentation – Driving Grounds – The M1917 World War I tank from Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome joins our World War I re-enactors for a re-enactment of a trench breach on a WWI battlefield.
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      • 5:00pm – All museum grounds, buildings, and encampments close for the day.

 

Click Here for a Map of the Event Grounds

Advance Sale and Event Day Admission Tickets

Admission for the Saturday and Sunday events are as follows:
$25 Adults  |  $20 Seniors/Veterans  |  $15 Children Under 12
Members, WWII/Korean War Veterans and Children Under 3 are Free – No ticket required.
Admission discounts can not be used for special event weekends.

Purchase Tickets Online:

Click here to Buy Tickets for Saturday, September 17, 2022

Click here to Buy Tickets for Sunday, September 18, 2022

Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event by Credit Card or Cash at the entry gate on the access road as well.

Admission for AHM / CF Members

This is a Members Free Event Weekend:  one (1) free admission per day for Individual and Participating Members, two (2) free admissions per day for Dual Members, and two (2) adult and two (2) child free admissions per day for Family Members. No advance ticket purchase required, just bring your VALID membership card or recent membership receipt to the entry gate for proof. You may buy tickets online or at the gate for any additional people in your party.

Tank Driving Experiences and Tank Rides Available

Tank Driving experiences and Tank Rides will be taking place over the weekend. You can register online, by phone, or on-site, but spaces are limited!

Tank Driving Experience Prices:

M24 Chaffee Light Tank (20 minutes driving the tank) – $995.00 donation (tax deductible)

M4 Sherman Medium Tank (20 minutes driving the tank) – $1495.00 donation (tax deductible)

Tank Ride Experience Prices:

M24 Chaffee (10 minute ride) – $595 per group of Three (3) persons – two in the turret, one in the bow gunner position.

M4 Sherman (10 minute ride) – $595 per group of Two (2) persons – one in the turret, one in the bow gunner position.

Schedule your tank  driving or ride experience above or call 978-562-9182 to reserve.

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Details

Start:
September 17 @ 9:00 am
End:
September 18 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$15 – $25
Event Categories:
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Organizer

American Heritage Museum
Phone:
978-562-9182
Email:
ahm@collingsfoundation.org
Website:
www.AmericanHeritageMuseum.org

Venue

American Heritage Museum
568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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Phone:
9785629182
Website:
http://www.americanheritagemuseum.org
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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.