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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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American Heritage Museum Library Membership / Pass Program

American Heritage Museum Library Pass Membership ProgramThe American Heritage Museum Library Membership / Pass Program provides local libraries to offer patrons and local citizens discounted admission to the American Heritage Museum through permanent passes available for lending. Many museums in the region offer such programs to library patrons and their families and the American Heritage Museum is proud to offer the program as well to allow communities to learn more about the American efforts to fight for and defend freedom, the role of the citizen soldier in these efforts, and the role of technology in supporting these efforts.

The American Heritage Museum Library Membership / Pass Program is available for $200 annually and includes the following:

– Four (4) Reusable Half-Price General Admission Passes for up to Six (6) visitors under a single pass. Passes are not valid for special events or the annual WWII re-enactment weekend in October.

– One (1) Library Staff Membership allowing library staff, trustees, or volunteers free admission for educational and program development research.

– Member mailings of upcoming events, exhibits, and educational programs.

The passes also offer discounts on Membership purchases for the pass holder if they decide to become an Individual or Family Member when they visit. See passes for details.

If your library is interested in becoming a member of our Library Membership / Pass Program, please download and fill out the form at this link and mail with payment to:

American Heritage Museum
Attn: Library Membership
568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749

Or you may email it to Ryan Keough, Director of Development & Donor Relations at rkeough@collingsfoundation.org. If you wish to purchase over the phone or have questions, please reach Ryan Keough at 978-562-9182 M-F, 10am to 5pm Eastern.

Participating Public Libraries

Connecticut

North Grosvenordale, CT – Thompson Public Library

Massachusetts

Auburn, MA – Auburn Public Library

Ayer, MA – Ayer Library

Billerica, MA – Billerica Public Library

Brookfield, MA – Brookfield Merrick Public Library

Burlington, MA – Burlington Public Library

Clinton, MA – Bigelow Free Public Library

Dudley, MA – Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library

East Brookfield, MA – East Brookfield Public Library

Fitchburg, MA – Fitchburg Public Library

Hudson, MA – Hudson Public Library

Lancaster, MA – Thayer Memorial Library

Leicester, MA – Leicester Public Library

Leominster, MA – Leominster Public Library

Littleton, MA – Reuben Hoar Library

Medfield, MA – Medfield Memorial Public Library

Millville, MA – Millville Free Public Library

Monson, MA – Monson Free Library

North Reading, MA – Flint Memorial Library

Shirley, MA – Hazen Memorial Library

South Hamilton, MA – Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

Sterling, MA – Conant Public Library

Stoneham, MA – Stoneham Public Library

Stow, MA – Randall Library

Sutton, MA – Sutton Free Public Library

Townsend, MA – Townsend Public Library

Uxbridge, MA – Uxbridge Free Public Library

Westborough, MA – Westborough Public Library

Westminster, MA – Forbush Memorial Library

Winthrop, MA – Winthrop Public Library

Rhode Island

Cumberland, RI – Cumberland Public Library

 

 

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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.