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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/ ...

3 weeks ago

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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1 month ago

Collings Foundation

Coming in May, an exciting way to become part of history by learning how to DRIVE a tank! The American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA announces Tank Driving Experiences in the 1944 M24 Chaffee and 1944 M4A3 Sherman "Liberty" tank starting in May! Learn the systems and history of your tank of choice and actually drive the tanks that made history in our tank driving area! Reservations are now being taken - click on www.americanheritagemuseum.org/tank-driving-experiences/ or call 978-562-9182 to book today! ...

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Battle For The Airfield – WWII Re-enactment

October 10 @ 9:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm

$20.00 – $35.00

The Collings Foundation is hosting a WWII re-enactment, WWII Veterans round-table discussion and historic artifact demonstrations. Like all our weekend events, the entire grounds will be open: The Classic Car Barn, The Hangar and The American Heritage Museum. Fully restored military equipment of all kinds will be on display and operating in a captivating living history event. Allied and Axis camps will be set up with authentic materials and appearance. An incredible battle takes place with many special effects. Over 300 Re-enactors act as docents 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.

There are two World War II battle re-enactments per day at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Each re-enactment is approximately 40 minutes in duration. There will be a veterans round-table discussion and presentation featuring actual veterans of World War II who tell their stories and take questions from the audience. $35 for Adults, $20 for children. Tickets will be available to purchase in September. For more information on all our events visit www.american heritage museum.org

Details

Start:
October 10 @ 9:00 am
End:
October 11 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$20.00 – $35.00
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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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