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Starting to look more like a building now. Few more days and all the structural steel should be up. ...

Wings of Freedom Tour Crew Chief Steve Weigandt (featured with wife Elaine in picture) has decided to take a break from the tour. His dedication and hard work was seen at every stop! Steve leaves some big shoes to fill and will be dearly missed.

We are seeking a Crew Chief for the 2018 Tour. This important position requires a particular type of person who is dependable, organized, hard working, unattached to daily domestic duties and can drive the Tour van and trailer across the country for months on end. This is an incredible opportunity and adventure for a special person! Interested applicants send
resume to: hchaney@collingsfoundation.org
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Cranes are here today to start the heavy lifting. ...

Is a little too windy for an update from the air this week, but here is the first few loads of what appears to be an erector set for adults. ...

Building is coming along pretty quickly now. More steel arriving every day. ...

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American Elegance

June 18, 2016 @ 8:30 am - June 19, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

$10 - $15

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The Collings Foundation’s museum of rare automobiles, race cars, military equipment and classics is world-class. Few know the Foundation that operates the world’s most extensive national living history tour of WWII Aircraft is based here in Massachusetts. Three times a year the Foundation opens it’s doors to the public. Our first event captures early 1900s American automobile design and history through a unique living history program.

_GEP8855American Elegance is an exquisite display of rare classic automobiles operating before your very eyes. The Great Gatsby era comes alive! American Cars from the height of craftsmanship will be presented in the most informative and colorful dialogue and setting. Al Capone and his 1940 Cadillac will be here – if he can elude authorities! Massachusetts State Police’s finest are on the look out ~

_GEP6813WHAT: The Collings Foundation is opening its doors during the Wings and Wheels Event, June 18th and 19th. See the incredible collection of over 70 automobiles, carriages, racecars, military equipment and airplanes.
We will be offering flights in a beautifully restored WWII Stearman bi-plane (picture on left). 20 – minute Stearman flights are $200. Flights will be operated right from the Stow grounds! Call 800-568-8924 for reservations.  Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center will have a display and original historic patrol cars participating in American Elegance. Unique tactical robot displays and exhibitions from Nashoba High School FIRST program American Institute of Aeronautics. WWII Veteran presentations and displays – A great time for all! Food will be available. American Elegance performance starts at 12:00 PM noon.

Collings Foundation Wings & Wheels / American Elegance - A view of the lower ground level of the hanger. Clockwise from upper center: Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber, North American AT-6 Texan, Grumman G-21 Goose, Waco UPF-7 biplane, Boeing PT-17 Stearman "Kaydet," VW Kübelwagen, Fieseler Fi-156 Storch observation aircraft, VW Schwimmwagen, V-1 buzz bomb.

Collings Foundation Wings & Wheels / American Elegance – A view of the lower ground level of the hanger. Clockwise from upper center: Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber, North American AT-6 Texan, Grumman G-21 Goose, Waco UPF-7 biplane, Boeing PT-17 Stearman “Kaydet,” VW Kübelwagen, Fieseler Fi-156 Storch observation aircraft, VW Schwimmwagen, V-1 buzz bomb.

WHERE: The Wings and Wheels / American Elegance Event will be held at the Foundation’s Headquarters: 137 Barton Road, Stow MA.

WHEN: The Wings and Wheels Open House takes place over Father’s Day weekend: June 18th and 19th, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The Collings Foundation museum will be open for viewing during these times. $15 adults / $10 Children. Pay at entrance. The American Elegance performance runs 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMish. Museum docent lead tours will be conducted throughout the day.

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Start:
June 18, 2016 @ 8:30 am
End:
June 19, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
$10 - $15
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137 Barton Road
Stow, MA 01775 United States
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Phone:
978-562-9182
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