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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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May 2024

Tank Demonstration Weekend at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA

WWII Tank Demonstration Weekend – Memorial Day

May 25 @ 9:00 am, ending May 26 @ 5:00 pm
American Heritage Museum, 568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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Our WWII Tank Demonstration Weekend on Memorial Day Weekend is where you can see some of the American Heritage Museum's tanks including the M4 Sherman, M24 Chaffee, M5 Stuart, M36 Jackson Tank Destroyer, and more! Captivating historical narration will bring these amazing machines to life. Gates open at 9:00am and close at 5:00pm each day. Tank driving demonstrations are ongoing through the entire day with at least 1-2 or more tanks driving on the operation grounds. Don't miss the WWII…

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June 2024

Free with standard museum admission

Speaker Series: D-Day and the Angels of Mercy

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

Short Film Showing: Oh, Johnny! Tale of a D-Day Veteran

June 8 @ 2:00 pm, ending 3:00 pm
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Tanks, Wings & Wheels Father’s Day Weekend – Featuring American Elegance

June 15 @ 9:00 am, ending June 16 @ 5:00 pm

A fantastic Father's Day weekend event! Many of the Collings Foundation's astounding classic automobiles will be out in the sunshine in a grandiose automobile presentation at 1:00pm daily called American Elegance. Accompanying colorful vintage radio broadcast narration will be sure to entertain! Several other exhibitions and surprises will be afoot. Historic aircraft and tanks will be on display. The American Heritage Museum will be open along with the two additional annex buildings on our campus: the AHM aircraft hangar and…

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Free with standard museum admission

Speaker Series: Winged Heroes – WWII American Airpower

June 16 @ 3:00 pm, ending 4:00 pm
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July 2024

WWII Pacific Re-enactment – Saipan Campaign

July 13 @ 9:00 am, ending July 14 @ 5:00 pm

The American Heritage Museum's first WWII Pacific Theater re-enactment. Infantry representing Japanese and American forces will clash in this extraordinary living history event. Camps will be set up with authentic gear and appearance. WWII aircraft will fly in the battle (weather permitting). The Saipan campaign, a pivotal and fiercely contested battle in World War II, unfolded from June 15 to July 9, 1944, as part of the larger Pacific island-hopping strategy employed by Allied forces. Located in the Mariana Islands,…

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August 2024

WWII Tank Demonstration Weekend – August 2024

August 17 @ 9:00 am, ending August 18 @ 5:00 pm
American Heritage Museum, 568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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A fantastic weekend where you can see some of the American Heritage Museum's tanks including the M26 Pershing, M4 Sherman, M24 Chaffee, and M36 Jackson and other privately owned military vehicles operating on our tank driving grounds behind the museum. Special to this weekend - we will operate the M26A1 Pershing Heavy Tank! This rare American tank was the largest tank operated by the US during both WWII and Korean War and it is one of only two in operational…

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September 2024

History Takes Flight – Historic Aircraft Exhibition

September 21 @ 9:00 am, ending September 22 @ 5:00 pm
American Heritage Museum, 568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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The American Heritage Museum will showcase several rare aircraft from the great spectrum of aviation history. Presentations and operation of aircraft, from pre WWI 1909 Curtis Pusher and Bleriot XI to WWII L-4 Grasshopper and L-5 Sentinel will bring these machines to life. Captivating narration from American Heritage Museum President Rob Collings and historic aviation experts will showcase these aircraft within a rich historical context. Aircraft will be on display through the day. The Historic Aircraft Exhibition starts at 1:00…

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October 2024

Battle for the Airfield WWII Re-Enactment Weekend

October 12 @ 8:30 am, ending October 13 @ 5:00 pm
American Heritage Museum, 568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE The American Heritage Museum presents the Battle for the Airfield World War II Re-Enactment, one of the premier events of its type in the United States! There will be over 350+ re-enactors representing several branches of Allied and Axis military participating in encampments and two battles each day. Fully restored military equipment of all kinds will be on display and operating in a captivating living history event. Allied and Axis camps will be set up…

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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.