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Collings Foundation

Hi everyone. Hope you are all healthy and getting through the virus pandemic best you can. With the virus, all operations have been put on hold, so not much to report. During the time we have been posting articles around the tank collection in the new American Heritage Museum in MA. This is an amazing place and hope all of you have a chance to visit sometime in the future. We will feature several articles on CF aircraft in the next month - Stay Tuned!
Evolution of the Tank: www.americanheritagemuseum.org/2020/04/evolution-of-the-tank-part-1/
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Collings Foundation

Hi There Parents! Looking for something for your children to do while at home? The Cobi building block models are terrific projects for kids big and small. We have a great selection to choose from in the American Heritage Museum store. We ship as soon as the orders come in. Your purchase helps the Collings Foundation and AHM. See the full inventory in the AHM Online Store:https://www.collingsfoundation.org/product-category/special-items-toys-calendars/ ...

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Collings Foundation

A dear friend of the Collings Foundation and WWII veteran Frank Tedesco passed away on February 29, 2020 at the age of 99. Born and raised in Weymouth, Frank graduated from Weymouth High School. He went on to further his education, by receiving a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska.

Frank proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during WW II as a B24 Liberator Pilot. Over the years, he received many awards for his military service, most recently in May of 2019, Frank was awarded a high medal of honor, the Legion D’Honneur for his service alongside France, during WW II. Before retirement, Frank worked for many years as an Aircraft Engineer for General Electric.
He spent countless hours volunteering: building the Spirit of Massachusetts in Boston, restoring a B24J Liberator with the Collings Foundation, in Stow, MA and public speaking educating the public on events of WW II. Frank’s passion for photography was evident by his numerous features in publications. On the weekends, he loved to sing and perform at clubs and piano bars. Frank frequented the Wings of Freedom tour and the Collings Foundation's living history events over many years. He was always the epitome of "The Greatest Generation."

Frank was a kind, selfless, and loving man who cared for his family. He will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to have known him.
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American Elegance / Wings & Wheels, Stow MA

June 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am - June 17, 2018 @ 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 16th and 17th. 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 conducted at Minuteman Airfield (6B6).

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.

WHERE: The Wings and Wheels / American Elegance Event will be held at the Foundation’s Headquarters at the new address: 568 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749 – There will be NO ACCESS from Barton Road.

WHEN: The Wings and Wheels Open House takes place over Father’s Day weekend: June 16th and 17th, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The Collings Foundation museum will be open for viewing during these times.

ADMISSION
$15 adults / $10 Children. Purchase tickets by clicking on “Tickets” or pay at entrance.
 

The American Elegance performance runs 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (approximate end).
Museum docent lead tours will be conducted throughout the day.

Details

Start:
June 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am
End:
June 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
$10 – $15
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Venue

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568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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Phone:
978-562-9182
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