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Some of our volunteers have recently graduated from high school and heading off to college. We asked them some questions of what inspired them to volunteer, what their interests are and most fond memories. Click on link below to read their responses. Congratulations to our recent graduates! We wish them great success in their pursuits.www.americanheritagemuseum.org/2022/06/graduating-ahm-volunteers-answer-questions/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Tank rides for Father’s Day are still available at the Fathers Day weekend event at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA - details at: www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/tanks-wings-wheels-fathers-day-june-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Getting the vintage autos ready for the American Elegance show at 1:00pm today at the American Heritage Museum! Come out and join us today and tomorrow for Father’s Day in Hudson, MA! Info and tickets at: www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/tanks-wings-wheels-fathers-day-june-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less

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www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/tanks-wings-wheels-fathers-day-june-2022/Seeing the 1927 Rolls Royce Springfield Phantom I / Phaeton out in the sunshine is a true visual splendor! See this automobile and many other beautiful classic cars during our American Elegance exposition this weekend. Show starts at 1:00 PM. Help spread the word! See you soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking for a great Father's Day Gift? There's still plenty of availability for an afternoon World War II Tank Ride on either the M4 Sherman or the M24 Chaffee on Saturday, June 18th or Sunday, June 19th! Book online at ahmus.me/fdrides - Rides for up to three (3) people on the M24 Chaffee is $595 total and up to two (2) people on the M4 Sherman is $595 total. Both are tax-deductible donations as the American Heritage Museum is a 501c3 non-profit museum. Should be an AMAZING weekend for a tank ride! ... 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.