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Help Ensure the Future of Preserving the Past this #GivingTuesday with a contribution to the Collings Foundation and American Heritage Museum Annual Fund. We have accomplished so much in 2021... help propel us forward in 2022 to keep history alive for future generations. Learn more and make your donation at: www.collingsfoundation.org/giving/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Attention all good people! We are hosting an extraordinary transportation themed event here at the AHM called “Race of the Century” on September 11th and 12th. There will be horses, bicycles, transportation contraptions and automobiles of great variety participating in this exhibition. Do you have something special to add to the line up? We are looking for modes of transportation from the mid 1800’s to the 1930’s. Early steam or electric powered automobiles, early bicycles, and rare early automobiles would fit in perfectly. Interested in participating? Send a photo and brief description to Hunter Chaney: hchaney@collingsfoundation.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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Battle For The Airfield – WWII Re-enactment and Veteran Roundtable

October 10, 2015 @ 8:30 am - October 11, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

Will the Allied troops be able to gain control of the airfield? Can they further their advancement? Battle for the Airfield is an educational living history event you will never forget.

WHAT: The Collings Foundation is hosting a WWII reenactment and WWII Veterans round-table discussion October 10th and 11th. There will be over 300 re-enactors representing several branches of Allied and Axis military participating in an amazing re-enactment. Fully restored military equipment of all kinds will be on display and participating in an incredible living history event. This includes, tanks, cannons, troop DW20121007T008-136carriers, half tracks, aircraft and support supplies. Allied and Axis camps were set up with authentic materials and appearance. People are encouraged to interact with re-enactors who share a wealth of information about life as a WWII military person. WWII Veterans from all ranks and branches of service will participate in a round-table discussion. Each veteran will spend time talking about his and her experiences of survival and perseverance during WWII.

WHERE: The Battle for the Airfield WWII reenactment and Veterans round-table will be held at the Foundation’s Headquarters: 137 Barton Road, Stow MA. For a detailed map see below. **Due to the apple picking traffic – We recommend coming in via main street, Hudson. Suggested donation at gate is $20 for adults and $10 for children. No reservations needed to attend. On location parking subject to close if at capacity. We recommend arriving one hour prior to each reenactment. Fly a reconnaissance mission over the battlefield! We will be offering rides in a legendary WWII aircraft! 20-minute Stearman flights are $200 (aircraft originally used as Tuskegee Airman trainer). WWII Aircraft Flights (PT-17 Stearman) will be conducted at the Stow Minuteman airport. Call to reserve flights or with questions. 800-568-8924

WHEN: The Battle for the Airfield WWII reenactment takes place October 10th and 11th, There will be two battles per day; 11:00 AM and again at 3:00 PM. Grounds open 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM both days. Veterans round-table discussion will start at 1:00 PM. Battle outcomes may change from one day to the next.

Suggested donation at entrance: $20 adults / $10 children. Call to reserve you flights or with questions: 800-568-8924.

 

 

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Start:
October 10, 2015 @ 8:30 am
End:
October 11, 2015 @ 4:30 pm
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Venue

American Heritage Museum / Collings Foundation
568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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Phone:
978-562-9182
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COVID-19 Event Cancellations & Closure

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts, the Father's Day Open House / "Tanks, Wings, & Wheels" event in partnership with the American Heritage Museum has been CANCELLED for June 20-21, 2020. Additionally, the American Heritage Museum is CLOSED until Phase III re-openings are announced in the state. We will make announcements here and on our Facebook page when re-opening is announced.