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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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February 2021

IHI / AHM Speaker Series: “The Thorn in the Eagle’s Side: How Six American Presidents Dealt with the Challenges of Charles de Gaulle.”

February 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am, ending 11:30 am
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March 2021

Free

IHI / AHM Speaker Series: “Unwearing of the Green: Republican Skeletons in Ulster Protestant Closets”

March 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, ending 1:30 pm
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July 2021

$20

Speaker Series: WAR PIGEONS: Winged Couriers of the U.S. Military, 1878-1957

July 17, 2021 @ 1:00 am, ending 3:00 pm
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August 2021

$10 – $20

The Rifle – Book Signing and Talk by Andrew Biggio

August 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm, ending 6:00 pm
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$20

IHI / AHM Speaker Series: “No Greater Love: Sacrificing to Save Enemy Lives in Wartime”

August 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, ending 2:00 pm
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September 2021

Author Talk – Hotel 9/11 by Joyce Ng

September 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm, ending 3:00 pm
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October 2021

Speaker Series: Plants Go to War: A Botanical History of World War II

October 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm, ending 3:00 pm
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November 2021

$10 – $20

Speaker Series: Rustic Warrior by Dr. Steven Eames

November 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm, ending 2:30 pm
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December 2021

IHI / AHM Symposium – Pearl Harbor: Inevitable or Infamy?

December 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am, ending 4:00 pm
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$10 – $20

Author Talk by Kevin Hymel – Patton’s War

December 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm, ending 4:00 pm
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July 2022

$10 – $20

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

July 8, 2022 @ 2:00 pm, ending 4:00 pm
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November 2022

$10 – $20

Speaker Series – Becoming FDR

November 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm, ending 4:00 pm
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December 2022

AHM Presentation: Remembering Pearl Harbor and U.S. Entry Into WWII

December 7, 2022 @ 2:00 pm, ending 3:30 pm

Join us at the American Heritage Museum for a compelling talk about the attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States' entry into WWII. Hosted by American Heritage Museum President Rob Collings and Lead Docent Colin Rixon, we will discuss "the day that will live in infamy." The motivations of Japan to attack Pearl Harbor,  how they executed the raid and its aftermath will be covered. We will also highlight the history of our Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk and Waco UIC…

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February 2023

Speaker Series: 11B10-Memories of a Light Weapons Infantryman in Vietnam. By author John Magnarelli

February 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm, ending 3:00 pm

Mr. Magnarelli will talk about his experiences as a young soldier in the Vietnam War and the processes he went through in writing his captivating book. 11B10 is a memoir on what Army life was like from boot camp through combat through the eyes of a young man just out of high school. Without glorification or exaggeration it reflects the experience of the author’s time in the service specifically his year as an infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division and…

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AHM Presentation: History of the Abrams Tank

February 25, 2023 @ 2:00 pm, ending 3:30 pm

The M1 Abrams is a third-generation American main battle tank designed by Chrysler Defense and named for General Creighton Abrams. Conceived for modern armored ground warfare and now one of the heaviest tanks in service at nearly 68 tons, it introduced several innovative features, including a multifuel turbine engine, sophisticated Chobham composite armor, a computer fire control system, separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment, and NBC protection for crew safety. The M1 Abrams entered service in 1980 and currently…

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March 2023

AHM Presentation: Tank Technology

March 31, 2023 @ 1:00 am, ending 3:00 pm

Join us at the American Heritage Museum on Friday, March 29th at 1:00 PM, to hear a presentation by AHM docent and former Master Gunner and tank platoon Sergeant Gregg Pomerleau. Mobility, protection and firepower are the main factors considered when designing and operating tanks. Hear Gregg Pomerleau discuss the history and technologies of tanks and how the concepts of building a better tank has advanced over the millennia. Mr. Pomerleau's has an extensive knowledge in tanks of all kinds…

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April 2023

$10 – $20

Speaker Series – Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, the unknown German WWII hero

April 28, 2023 @ 2:00 pm, ending 3:30 pm
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June 2023

$10 – $20

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
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September 2023

$10 – $20

Speaker Series: MacArthur Reconsidered

September 22, 2023 @ 2:00 pm, ending 3:30 pm
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October 2023

$10 – $20

Speaker Series – The Rifle 2 by Andrew Biggio

October 28, 2023 @ 1:00 pm, ending 3:00 pm
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November 2023

$10 – $20

Speaker Series: Botanical History of the Civil War by Judith Sumner

November 10, 2023 @ 2:00 pm, ending 3:30 pm
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December 2023

$10 – $20

Speaker Series: WWII European Tour

December 8, 2023 @ 2:00 pm, ending 3:30 pm
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March 2024

Free with standard museum admission

Speaker Series: Korea – The Now Remembered War

March 16 @ 1:30 pm, ending 2:30 pm
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Free with standard museum admission

Speaker Series: Korea – Triumph at Kapyong, Tragedy at Imjin and How Armor Made the Difference

March 16 @ 3:00 pm, ending 4:00 pm
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Free with standard museum admission

Special Presentation and AHM Tour: Tank Technologies

March 29 @ 1:00 pm, ending 4:00 pm
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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.