Progress is moving forward with the construction of the American Heritage Museum at our headquarters in Stow, MA! The building is now fully enclosed and work has started on the inside of the building to prepare it for exhibit installation this Spring and Summer. Over the coming weeks, construction crews will finish the installation of […]
The Collings Foundation has started the restoration of Fairchild PT-19A serial number 43-31512, one of the last known primary trainer aircraft that served to train the Tuskegee Airmen, the first group of African-American military aviators and servicemen that fought in World War II. This historic aircraft will join our Boeing PT-17 Kaydet “Stearman” s/n 41-25454 […]
The American Heritage Museum at the Collings Foundation is finally taking shape on the Stow / Hudson, MA line after many years of planning and development – as we move forward with a projected late 2018 opening.
The Wings of Freedom tour crew is comprised of an amazing and dedicated group of people. Pre-flight experience briefings from the crew are always captivating and suspenseful. Just inside the waist door of the B-17 is a hand hold. You have to look for it on the top leading edge. The medal is smooth and […]
-by Jerry Ritter, first published in the Eugene Register-Guard, later republished in Flightlines, the newsletter of the Oregon 8th Air Force Historical Society and in Can Do Notes, the national magazine of the 305th Bombardment Group Memorial Association Her name was “Nine-O-Nine.” An olive drab ghost from the past, she sat quietly on the tarmac […]
Ford versus Chevy. Is there any rivalry more American than that? OK, maybe Coke versus Pepsi, but for me personally, this is about as American as it gets. It’s the originator against the new kid on the block. It’s old reliability against new excitement. Throughout the years, both companies have provided the public with famous […]
Hello everyone and thank you for visiting the Collings Foundation website and this new blog I am starting up. My name is Colin Spencer and I’m a senior at the Bancroft School in Worcester. I am writing now to tell you about my experiences and views that I’ve had working here in the past few […]
Hello and Greetings from the Collings Foundation! My name is Hunter Chaney. I am the Director of Marketing of the Collings Foundation. I have been in this position for around seven years now. You might have noticed we have a new web site. This has been a long time in planning! Dave and Thibaut from […]