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Strengthen our living history mission with your support on #GivingTuesday! Help the Collings Foundation and American Heritage Museum continue to grow in 2021. Thank you! www.facebook.com/donate/888972571932577/3504013696345373 ... See MoreSee Less

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As you make plans for your #GivingTuesday donations on Facebook, please consider supporting the living history mission of the Collings Foundation and American Heritage Museum! Though 2020 has been a challenge for our nation, we have accomplished so much because of supporters like you... and we hope you can help us to do even more in 2021. You can click on the Facebook campaign at: www.facebook.com/donate/888972571932577/ , or make a direct gift at: www.collingsfoundation.org/giving/annual-fund/ - thank you in advance for your support! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello from the American Heritage Museum! In honor of the 79th Pearl Harbor Day, we will be open Monday, December 7th from 10 AM to 5 PM. We just moved the last flying fighter from the attack on Pearl Harbor (P-40B Tomahawk) to the Pacific War exhibit and is on display. Hope we see you soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Good morning everyone! Hope all of you had a nice Turkey day. We just added a bunch of nice Cobi building block models to our online store, among other neat items. The revenue generated from store sales help us in a big way. Hope you will pick something nice for the holidays while supporting the Collings Foundation and American Heritage Museum. When shopping add discount code "Holiday2020" to save 10% on your purchase.
Link to the store: www.collingsfoundation.org/shop/

From all of us at the American Heritage Museum and Collings Foundation - Happy and Healthy Holidays!
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Get your holiday shopping done early through the American Heritage Museum and Collings Foundation ONLINE Gift Shop! Get an online exclusive 10% off most gift shop items through December 25th with the Coupon Code "Holiday2020" at checkout and help support our living history mission with your purchase! Shop at www.collingsfoundation.org/shop/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Battle for Berlin


IS-2 Iosef Stalin
– RUS | TANK

SU-100 – RUS | TANK DESTROYER

Messerschmitt ME-109G-10 – GER | AIRCRAFT – FIGHTER

The Battle of Berlin, designated the Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation by the Soviet Union, was one of the last major offensives of the European theater of World War II. On April 16th, 1945 massive Soviet forces attacked from the north, east and south. Over the course of the next week, the Red Army gradually took the entire city. The forces available for the city’s defense included roughly 45,000 soldiers in several severely depleted German Army and Waffen-SS divisions. These divisions were supplemented by the police force, boys in the compulsory Hitler Youth, WWI veterans and women’s auxiliary units. Knowing his inevitable fate, Hitler committed suicide on April 30th in an underground Berlin bunker. The city’s garrison surrendered on May 2nd, but fighting continued to the north-west, west, and south-west of the city until the end of the war in Europe with the German formal surrender to the Western Allies on May 8th and to the Soviet Union, in a separate ceremony, on May 9th.

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Museum Re-Opens Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

As a part of the Reopening Massachusetts Phase III, the American Heritage Museum will be re-opening to the public on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 and will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. All visitors will be required to wear face masks while visiting the indoor spaces per state requirements.