American Heritage Museum Capital Campaign 2017
Since 1979, the Collings Foundation has led the way in the creation and operation of the nation’s most engaging living history events focused on aviation, military, and transportation history. Through nationwide programs like the Wings of Freedom Tour, the Vietnam Memorial Flight, and the annual local events at our Stow, Massachusetts headquarters, we have directly impacted millions of people.
The Collings Foundation is underway with one of our most ambitious projects to date – construction of the new American Heritage Museum at the Collings Foundation campus in Stow, MA. Designed to world-class museum standards, the facility will display 85 of the most historically significant military vehicles and equipment from the Jacques M. Littlefield collection in an immersive and engaging environment that will bring history alive for visitors. The 73,000 square foot facility is a major addition to our Stow, MA facility and the American Heritage Museum will host visitors from all over the world and be an educational facility that is open each week to school children, educators, researchers, and the general public.
Construction is underway now and we hope to have the structure complete by the end of December 2017 – with an anticipated opening in late 2018.
Your Support is Needed!
Though the construction of the American Heritage Museum is moving forward at a rapid pace, there is still a lot more to be done – and we need your help.
The American Heritage Museum is designed to be different than other museums. While many museums focus on the major artifacts alone, the AHM focuses on the story of warfare as seen through the eyes of those who fought and the artifacts become the catalysts for discussion, education, and understanding. Through the hard work of our design and curatorial team, the immersive educational experience will be unique for all who visit.
Such an ambitious project comes at a cost – and your help is critical to our success!
The extensive research, design, production, and construction of the display environment requires time and capital to complete to transform the collection into the world-class vision of the American Heritage Museum. Your generosity provides the momentum needed to open the American Heritage Museum in late 2018!
How Can I Help?
The American Heritage Museum Capital Campaign is underway. As a 501c(3) non-profit educational foundation, every dollar donated to the Collings Foundation toward the AHM Capital Campaign is tax-deductible. You may make a one-time donation, or a monthly sustaining donation online at the link below:
American Heritage Museum Founders Society
A variety of giving opportunities for both individuals and corporations are available to help fund the display build-out. Individuals may become members of our Founders Society to take their donation even further and receive permanent recognition, valuable benefits for experiences with the operating artifacts, and exclusive access once the museum is complete in 2018.
- Bronze Star – $2500 to $4999
- Silver Star – $5000 to $9999
- Gold Star – $10,000 to $24,999
- Platinum Star – $25,000 to $99,999
- Diamond – $100,000 to $999,999
- Medal of Honor – $1 Million and up
Naming Opportunities and Corporate Sponsorship
Corporations, foundations, or family trusts may wish to consider a naming opportunity for funding a gallery, exhibit, or theater – thus creating a lasting legacy to be seen by millions. There are a number of naming opportunities available
Just as our American citizens have stepped up to support our nation in wartime, we know that dedicated supporters like you will also step up to fulfill the need. Support our American Heritage and please donate today!
Contact Us for Information on All Opportunities
For more information on all giving opportunities, please contact Ryan Keough, Director of Donor Relations and Development at 978-562-9182 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To give a donation online, please visit this link to the American Heritage Museum Capital Campaign.
Please mail checks to:
Attn: AHM Capital Fund
P.O. Box 248
Stow, MA 01775