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New update from Sweden this week of our 1917 Nieuport 28 restoration by Mikael Carlson - www.americanheritagemuseum.org/2021/07/nieuport-28-restoration-july-2021/ - test assembly before fabric covering! Full article and gallery of photos in the link below. The sole original flying example of America's first fighter is getting closer to the skies! ... See MoreSee Less

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July 19, 1944: Breakthrough at Saint-LôHedgerows, Rhinos and CrocodilesThe Battle of Saint-Lô is one of the three conflicts in the battle of the hedgerows which took place between July 7 and July 19, 1944. Saint-Lô had been taken by the Germans in 1940 and after D-Day, the Americans had targeted the city as a strategic crossroads.After the battle of the Normandy beaches, Allied forces found themselves engaged in the battle of the hedgerows. Thanks to the success of the airborne landings, the flanks of the beachhead were firmly held, but efforts to break out of the center were frustrated by fierce German resistance and counterattack. Fighting inshore, the Allies also encountered difficulty in the dense hedgerow country known to the French as bocage. Aerial reconnaissance photos had not revealed the denseness of these packed embankments upon which the hedgerows grew. The bocage proved to be a defenders paradise and an attacker's hell.A simple conversion to US tanks helped defeat the hedgerow problems. In July 1944, tankers began welding iron beams - often using cut-up German "hedgehog" shore defenses - to the front of Sherman tanks. The tanks, nicknamed "Rhinos," could then drive directly at the hedgerow and plow through the mass of earth and vegetation. The invention of the device is credited to Curtis Culin, a sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division's 102nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron.The British did the job with fire. The Crocodile was a flame-throwing variant of the British Churchill tank developed under Major General Sir Percy Hobart in 1943. The Crocodile had a flame projector that replaced the front mounted machine gun and was connected to an armored trailer via an armored pipe mounted along the underside of the tank. The trailer carried 1800 liters of fuel as well as a compressed propellant which was enough for 80 one-second blasts.The American Heritage Museum is proud to display a British Churchill Crocodile (pictured) and a number of Sherman tanks. ... See MoreSee Less

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#1 Best-Selling Author Andrew Biggio to hold first book signing of WWII novel "The Rifle" at the American Heritage Museum on August 1st. In what could be one of the last largest WWII Veteran reunions, some 40+ WWII Veterans are expected to attend. Each veteran took part in the rifle project, and plan to sign books along with the author for hundreds of guests.Fifteen French Legion of Honor Medals will be presented to veterans ranging from ages 95-105 for their service liberating Europe. The 22nd Director of the Army National Guard, General Jon Jensen will be the guest speaker, along with Marine Corps Colonel Christopher Landro.Books are guaranteed to be signed by the author, WWII veterans until they feel free to stop.Event is scheduled from 3pm- 6pm. $30.00 per book, $20.00 if you bring your own copy. Standard museum admission to attend. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us here at the AHM this Saturday 7/17, 1:00 PM, for a discussion by author Elizabeth Macalaster about winged couriers in the U.S. Military. Fascinating subject covered by an extraordinary woman. ... See MoreSee Less

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Give the Gift of TANKS with a Tank Driving Experience or Tank Ride Program Gift Certificate!

Give the gift of TANKS with the American Heritage Museum! Our tank driving experiences and tank rides make an amazing gift for the history enthusiast in your life while helping to support the restorations and growth of the American Heritage Museum featuring the Jacques M. Littlefield Collection of Tanks and Military Vehicles.

When you order a Gift Certificate of the driving and riding experiences below, you’ll be sent a presentation certificate and booking instructions for scheduling your experience in the 2021 driving season. We will be offering driving and riding experiences most weekends through the Summer and Fall, so there is plenty of time to enjoy these awesome experiences!


Give the gift of a M24 Chaffee Light Tank DRIVING Experience!

Give the gift of a thrilling experience like no other, the M24 Chaffee Driving Experience at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA. This hour-long program gives the participant a full lesson in how to operate the light tank that served in three wars and a thrilling 20 minutes of driving the M24 through our tank course as the sole driver!

Learn more by clicking on the button below including our video overview of the experience.
Cost: $995 Per Person (tax-deductible donation)
Order a gift certificate at the button below or call 978-562-9182 to order.


Give the gift of a M24 Chaffee Light Tank RIDE for Three!

Get a gift experience of a tank ride for three persons aboard the M24 Chaffee Light Tank at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA. One rider will be assigned to the hull gunner position and the other two riders will be positioned in the turret for a thrilling 10 minute ride around our tank operating course by one of our professional tank drivers. Perfect for the World War II enthusiast in your life!

Learn more by clicking on the button below.
Cost: $595 Package for Two Persons (tax-deductible donation)
Order a gift certificate at the button below or call 978-562-9182 to order.


Give the gift of a M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank DRIVING Experience!

Give the gift of an epic experience in World War II history, the M4A3 Sherman Driving Experience at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA. This hour-long program gives the participant a full lesson in how to operate the most famous medium tank that served in WWII and a thrilling 20 minutes of driving the M4A3 Sherman through our tank course as the sole driver!

Learn more by clicking on the button below including our video overview of the experience.
Cost: $1495 Per Person (tax-deductible donation)
Order a gift certificate at the button below or call 978-562-9182 to order.


Give the gift of a M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank RIDE for Two!

Get a gift experience of a tank ride for two persons aboard the M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA. One rider will be assigned to the hull gunner position and the other rider in the turret for a thrilling 10 minute ride around our tank operating course by one of our professional tank drivers. Perfect for the World War II enthusiast in your life!

Learn more by clicking on the button below.
Cost: $595 Package for Two Persons (tax-deductible donation)
Order a gift certificate at the button below or call 978-562-9182 to order.

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