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Displayed in the Gulf War Gallery, the 2S1 Gvozdika is a Soviet-design self-propelled 122 mm howitzer AFV that has seen widespread use from 1972 through today. The 2S1 is amphibious & the hull shape is easy to see from this angle. See it and many more tanks and military vehicles at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA - Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm - ahmus.org ... See MoreSee Less

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A highlight of the Pacific War Gallery, this Imperial Japanese Army Type 4 "Ho-Ro" 15cm self-propelled gun is the sole survivor of only 12 built. Captured on Luzon in 1945, this unrestored example is on long-term loan from the United States Marine Corps. Visit us Wednesday - Sunday from 10am-5pm daily. Learn more about visiting the American Heritage Museum at ahmus.org ... See MoreSee Less

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October 3, 1990The Berlin Wall has fallen and Germany is officially reunited!Construction of the Berlin Wall began in August 1961 and by the 1980s, this system of walls and electrified fences - and 55,000 landmines - extended 28 miles through Berlin and 75 miles around West Berlin, separating it from the rest of East Germany. Little is left of the Wall at its original site which was destroyed almost in its entirety.Not all segments of the Wall were ground up as it was being torn down. Many segments can be found at various institutions around the world - including the American Heritage Museum.Come see our very own piece of the "Mauer" this weekend at the Battle for the Airfield. Your admission fee entitles you to see all the Museum's collections. ... See MoreSee Less

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Developed from the Soviet T-34, the SU-100 tank destroyer added a 100mm D-10S gun to penetrate most German armor until the Tiger II during World War II. It remained in Soviet production until 1947 and in Czech production until the 1960's. See it at the American Heritage Museum in the "Battle for Berlin" Gallery as part of the WWII section. Museum open 10am-5pm, Wed-Sun. Learn more at www.americanheritagemuseum.org ... See MoreSee Less

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The White M3 Scout Car is an American-built, open top, lightly armored reconnaissance vehicle used throughout WWII. The example in the American Heritage Museum's "Italian Campaign" Gallery is the first military vehicle ever restored by collector Jacques Littlefield. The museum is open 10am-5pm Wed-Sun each week. Visit information at www.americanheritagemuseum.org/plan-your-visit/hours-admission/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Artifact Donation

The American Heritage Museum will consider donations of artifacts that will help tell the story of those who fought in defense of the United States and our allies depending on what the artifact is and our current needs.

While the preservation of historic artifacts is very important to us, please understand that we have had to put limitations on acceptance of artifacts. Over the past year, we have received hundreds of calls and emails about items that families find when organizing their home or taking care of the estate of a loved one. Because of this, we have had to establish some guidelines on what we can and cannot accept and have developed a process for you to inquire about donating an item and our communication back to you to accept or decline your offer.

We must restrict certain donations because we have very limited archives space and even less display space. Please read the lists below of what we are currently able to accept and what we cannot accept at this time. If your item is something that we may accept, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Please do not call the museum asking if we would accept a donation of a certain type. Please use the form below so it may be routed through the correct personnel.

Please do not bring the items to the museum to donate without contacting us through this form at the bottom of the page. Our museum is staffed by volunteers and we do not wish to put them in an awkward position to decline a donation in person. If a donation is accepted, we will work with you on a day and time to come to the museum and make the donation as we will ask you to fill out paperwork for the donation for proper cataloging and attribution.

We do not offer appraisal, valuation, or historical verification services for individuals seeking to sell items. Due to IRS restrictions, we are unable to provide valuation or appraisal of donated items.

Please be aware that if we accept a donation, it does not guarantee that the item(s) will be placed on public display. As our exhibits will rotate and evolve over time, we may add items to curation as needed. Additionally, some items may be used for research or outreach only, so would not be part of public exhibition.

Thank you for your understanding!

 


ACCEPTABLE ITEMS FOR DONATION

Revolutionary War / War of 1812

Most Items Accepted – We need to see item (in person or photos) and know the provenance of the item before making a decision. Please use the form below to inquire whether the item donation is suitable. We cannot accept on-the-spot donations dropped off during an unannounced visit.

Civil War to Spanish American War

Most Items Accepted – We need to see item (in person or photos) and know the provenance of the item before making a decision. Please use the form below to inquire whether the item donation is suitable. We cannot accept on-the-spot donations dropped off during an unannounced visit.

NOT ACCEPTED – Recovered bullets, musket balls, belt buckles, unverified uniforms, unverified edged weapons (swords, sabers, daggers).

World War I

Most Items Accepted – We need to see item (in person or photos) and know the provenance of the item before making a decision. Please use the form below to inquire whether the item donation is suitable. We cannot accept on-the-spot donations dropped off during an unannounced visit.

NOT ACCEPTED – Unverified or replica uniforms.

World War II

Select Items Accepted – We need to see item (in person or photos) and know the provenance of the item before making a decision. Please use the form below to inquire whether the item donation is suitable. We cannot accept on-the-spot donations dropped off during an unannounced visit.

NOT ACCEPTED:

Standard Dress Uniforms – Exception is made for known decorated or high-ranking veterans only.

Personal items such as mess kits, foot lockers, and other items not related to combat.

Personal photos – Exception is made for combat photos or unique photos.

Patches or Insignia – Both original and reproduction.

Service Medals – Exceptions made for select Bronze Star and higher awards (Silver Star, Medal of Honor)

General Operating or Maintenance Manuals – Please contact us with exact type of manual to see if there is a need. Preference given to British, German, Russian, Italian, or Japanese types due to rarity.

Select Communication Equipment – Please provide the model number of the radio or receiver to us to see if we have a need.

General Books – Any books on WWII topics produced after the war itself are generally not accepted at this time.

Plastic Models & Kits – We do not accept any boxed or completed plastic models at this time.

Korea / Vietnam / Cold War

Select Items Accepted – We need to see item (in person or photos) and know the provenance of the item before making a decision. Please use the form below to inquire whether the item donation is suitable. We will not accept on-the-spot donations.

NOT ACCEPTED:

Standard Dress Uniforms – Exception is made for known decorated or high-ranking veterans only.

Personal items such as mess kits, foot lockers, and other items not related to combat.

Personal photos – Exception is made for select combat photos or unique photos.

Patches or Insignia – Both original and reproduction.

Service Medals – Exceptions made for select Bronze Star and higher awards (Silver Star, Medal of Honor)

General Operating or Maintenance Manuals – Please contact us with exact type of manual to see if there is a need. Preference given to enemy types due to rarity only.

Select Communication Equipment – Please provide the model number of the radio or receiver to us to see if we have a need.

General Books – Any books commercially produced are generally not accepted.

Plastic Models & Kits – We do not accept any boxed or completed plastic models.

21st Century Wars

Select Items Accepted – We need to see item (in person or photos) and know the provenance of the item before making a decision. Please use the form below to inquire whether the item donation is suitable. We will not accept on-the-spot donations.

NOT ACCEPTED:

Standard Dress Uniforms – Exception is made for known decorated or high-ranking veterans only.

Personal items such as mess kits, foot lockers, and other items not related to combat.

Personal photos – Exception is made for select combat photos or unique photos.

Patches or Insignia – Both original and reproduction.

Service Medals – Exceptions made for select Bronze Star and higher awards (Silver Star, Medal of Honor)

General Operating or Maintenance Manuals – Please contact us with exact type of manual to see if there is a need. Preference given to enemy types due to rarity only.

Select Communication Equipment – Please provide the model number of the radio or receiver to us to see if we have a need.

General Books – Any books commercially produced are generally not accepted.

Plastic Models & Kits – We do not accept any boxed or completed plastic models.


DONATION INQUIRY FORM

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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.