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Collings Foundation

To our dedicated Wings of Freedom Tour supporters: The 2018 Wings of Freedom Tour season will end after this weekend at Hilton Head Island, SC and will not continue through November 11th as originally planned. Some maintenance issues require attention and we will be bringing the fleet into our winter maintenance period a week early to prepare for the 2019 Wings of Freedom Tour. We will be rescheduling the Leesburg, FL visit for our 2019 tour starting in Florida in January - our 30th Anniversary Season!

We thank everyone who has visited, flown, and supported the effort this year - we truly couldn't accomplish the magnitude of our annual 110 city, ten month nationwide tour without your support!

Our winter maintenance period is very important to the long-term health of the tour – your generosity to help keep the Wings of Freedom Tour alive for our future generations is greatly appreciated. Please consider an end of the year gift to keep our work progress going over the winter. Thank you!

Donate Online at: 75700a.blackbaudhosting.com/75700a/Annual-Fund or donate through Facebook here.

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Collings Foundation

And on the 7th Day, God Created the F-4 Phantom and this morning he took it for a flight. Was not expecting to see this at Ellington Field this morning, hence the shaky / excited camera work. Yes, the only remaining F-4 Phantom flying in North America thanks to the Collings Foundation is Alive and Well !!!!

1 month ago

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A sneak peek of some of what you can see at the American Heritage Museum at the Collings Foundation in Hudson/Stow, MA during the Preview Weekends from now through November 25th - Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Details at our event page at: www.facebook.com/events/359011101505400/Come out and see these and more at the American Heritage Museum preview weekends through November 25th! ...

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American Elegance / Wings & Wheels, Stow MA

June 16 @ 8:30 am - June 17 @ 4:30 pm

$10 – $15


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.

$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.


June 16 @ 8:30 am
June 17 @ 4:30 pm
$10 – $15
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568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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