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Our nation has a long and proud history of Americans answering the call to serve. Today, we pause to remember the 138,000 POW’s and 83,000 MIA’s from WWII to the present day during this, America’s National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

The American Heritage Museum is humbled to have been chosen to display a somber reminder of perhaps the most well-known of all of the POW camps in Vietnam, the Hỏa Lò Prison or as it is more colloquially known as the “Hanoi Hilton.”

With great foresight and appreciation of the historic significance of these cells a donor made sure that the most important of these cells were disassembled, brick by brick, slab by slab, and preserved for posterity before the remaining parts of the prison were raised in the mid-1990s.

Today only a handful of these cells survive at the original Hanoi Hilton along with the ones that will be carefully reassembled at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, Ma. This portion of the “Hilton” known as “Heartbreak Hotel” was the section where most of the downed flyers spent their first weeks of captivity, enduring the peak of their horrific and grueling physical and mental torture. We are solemnly committed to ensuring the personal war for survival and sacrifice of these brave men shall never be forgotten.

The AHM is honored to be able to keep their legacy alive for future generations and look forward to the future opening of this gallery that will preserve their courage, valor, and bravery.
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Celebrating the 75th Victory Over Japan day (VJ day). Honoring those who served and lost their lives for our freedom and liberty. We must remember. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have been making some interesting discoveries as we assemble the Panzer 1A. Pictures show the left rear swing arm with a bullet hole right through it. Looks like the bullet traveled through the arm and into a wheel rim. ... See MoreSee Less

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Restoration work is being done on the German 7.5mm IG18 artillery piece that will go into the War Clouds exhibit around the end of this week. The wooden spoke wheels indicate this cannon was pulled by a horse. ... See MoreSee Less

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Become a Member of the American Heritage Museum

Membership to the American Heritage Museum is your way to assure we keep the collection on display and growing each year. Your donation will provide critical funding to aid in the maintenance, restoration, and operation of our historic collections. Most importantly, you will help us to continue to carry on the mission to honor our veterans and educate future generations about their importance in history.

Annual Memberships
Annual Memberships include one year of unlimited admission as outlined below to the American Heritage Museum and the Wings of Freedom Tour, a 20% discount to special event tickets at the American Heritage Museum, a 10% discount to the museum store or PX, a window decal, and a subscription to member publications.

Individual Membership – $60 Annually – Membership for one person includes unlimited admission for to the American Heritage Museum and Wings of Freedom Tour visits for one year, member card, a CF and AHM window decal, 20% off Special Event tickets, 10% off gift shop purchases, subscription to all member publications, and the opportunity to volunteer at the American Heritage Museum.
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Participating Membership – $100 Annually – Membership for one person includes unlimited admission for to the American Heritage Museum and Wings of Freedom Tour visits for one year, member card, a CF and AHM window decal, 20% off Special Event tickets, 10% off gift shop purchases, subscription to all member publications, and the opportunity to volunteer at the American Heritage Museum.  Also includes a $50 voucher to use toward a flight or tank driving experience.
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Family Membership – $140 Annually – Membership for up to two adults and all children 18 and under in the same household. Includes unlimited admission for two adults and all children 18 and under in the same household to the American Heritage Museum and Wings of Freedom Tour visits for one year, member card, a CF and AHM window decal, 20% off Special Event tickets, 10% off gift shop purchases, subscription to all member publications, and the opportunity to volunteer at the American Heritage Museum.
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Lifetime Membership
A Lifetime Membership to the Collings Foundation and American Heritage Museum includes unlimited admission for you and up to five additional guests (family or friends) to the American Heritage Museum and Wings of Freedom Tour events, also included are two (2) experience certificates for a Wings of Freedom Tour bomber aircraft flight or a AHM Armor Experience in the M24 Chaffee. Also includes a 50% discount to special event tickets at the American Heritage Museum, a 10% discount to the museum store or PX, a window decal, and a subscription to all member publications.

Lifetime Membership – $2500 One Time Contribution – Support the Collings Foundation and the American Heritage Museum in a major way while enjoying lifetime benefits.
Click to purchase a Lifetime Membership online or call 978-562-9182.

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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.