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Come see our newest addition to the Vietnam War exhibit - the F-105G Thunderchief. Read the latest post from Owen Myers: www.americanheritagemuseum.org/2024/07/the-legacy-of-the-f-105-thunderchief/ ... See MoreSee Less
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We are very excited to see 102 year old WWII Pacific War Veteran Mr. Caster Salemi this Saturday. Mr. Salemi trained in Paris Texas before being sent to the South Pacific. He was first stationed in New Guinea from Mar.1944 to Jan.1945 and then made the landing in Luzon, Philippines as part of the 251st Field Artillery battalion- company B. Caster was a T4 (Tech)Sergeant responsible for setting up communications between companies. He was in the Philippines fighting the Japanese from Jan.1945 through Dec.1945 seeing action in Dagupan, Pangasinan, Bayombong, Balette Pass, Cagayan Valley, Iguig, and Manila. Caster Salemi received the Philippines Liberation Medal and Asiatic Pacific Service Medal. He will be here through Saturday during our Pacific War re-enactment. A very rare opportunity to talk with a Pacific War veteran who was in the thick of it. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are getting ready for our first WWII Pacific Theater Re-enactment and living history event - This weekend! 7/13-7/14.More information and tickets see: www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/wwii-pacific-re-enactment-saipan-campaign/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Celebrating our Independence - The American Heritage Museum will be open on Thursday, July 4th, 10 am to 5 pm. We hope to see you here to commemorate this pivotal time in American history. To life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness! ... See MoreSee Less
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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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$10 – $20

Speaker Series – Author Philip Gambone presents: As Far As I Can Tell: Finding My Father in World War II

December 16, 2022 @ 2:00 pm, ending 3:30 pm
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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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August 2023

Centuries of the Soldier

August 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am, ending August 13, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

The American Heritage Museum is presenting a time-line living history exhibition – Centuries of the Soldier, August 12th & 13th. This extraordinary living history weekend program allows visitors to see and experience what life as a soldier was like through various eras of warfare. The event showcases many historical encampments laid out chronologically over the great expanse of the museum grounds. Eras being represented include: The Roman Era, American Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War One, World War Two, Korean…

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September 2023

World War One & Aviation Weekend

September 16, 2023 @ 9:00 am, ending September 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
American Heritage Museum, 568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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The American Heritage Museum presents the World War One and Aviation Event Weekend at our museum and airfield in Hudson / Stow, MA! Real aviation history takes to the skies each day* with flying demonstrations combined with presentations by historians and restorers for our featured aircraft: The original 1918 Nieuport 28 WWI fighter - America's First Fighter. This incredible aircraft is the oldest flying American fighter in existence and is restored in the markings of Douglas Campbell, America's first ace.…

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$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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Free – $20

Tank or Treat: Halloween at the American Heritage Museum

October 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am, ending 5:00 pm
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November 2023

Salute To Our Troops – Tri-Chamber Event

November 9, 2023 @ 4:00 pm, ending 7:00 pm
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$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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$10 – $20

“The War To End All Wars – The Movie“ by Sabaton Premiere

November 11, 2023 @ 5:00 pm, ending 9:00 pm
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December 2023

Swedish Christmas at the Museum – Sponsored by SWEA Boston

December 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am, ending 2:00 pm
American Heritage Museum, 568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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SWEA Boston presents Swedish Christmas at the Museum on December 2nd, 2023 at the American Heritage Museum from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The museum will have Christmas music, Swedish food and sweets to eat, along with some vendors offering gifts for sale! A Lucia featuring the students from the Swedish School will also be featured in this fun day! Museum admission is included with the event ticket. Event day date admission is $20 Adults / $18 Seniors / $10 Children Under 12…

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$10 – $20

Speaker Series: WWII European Tour

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

$10 – $20

Living History Presentation – Life as a Roman Soldier

January 20 @ 11:30 am, 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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May 2024

Women In Aviation Membership Meeting

May 13 @ 6:30 pm, ending 8:00 pm
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Free with standard museum admission

Speaker Series: World War II Massachusetts

May 17 @ 2:00 pm, ending 3:30 pm
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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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NOTE: EVENT ADMISSION INCLUDES ADMISSION TO MUSEUM 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…

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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

NOTE: EVENT ADMISSION INCLUDES ADMISSION TO MUSEUM A fantastic Father's Day weekend event! Many of the American Heritage Museum'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…

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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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