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Collings Foundation, American Heritage Museum,  in Stow, MA – Military History Through the Ages – Revolutionary War encampment. John Koopman III portraying Gen. George Washington, inspecting the troops, who cheer him afterward. (David Watts, Jr./Courtesy American Heritage Museum)
Collings Foundation, American Heritage Museum, in Stow, MA – Military History Through the Ages – Revolutionary War encampment. John Koopman III portraying Gen. George Washington, inspecting the troops, who cheer him afterward. (David Watts, Jr./Courtesy American Heritage Museum)
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HUDSON — History is set to come alive at the American Heritage Museum, with several weekends of events planned throughout the year.

Each event looks to offer something unique. During these events, the Historic Aircraft Hangar and Classic Car Barn will be open to the public. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and tickets are Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and veterans, and $15 for children under 12.

World War II tank demonstrations: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 21 and 22; See the museum’s M4 Sherman, M24 Chaffee, and special tanks like the M18 Hellcat and M26 Pershing operating on our tank driving grounds. World War II veterans will be helping narrate all weekend long. Tank rides and driving are available for an additional charge.

Father’s Day weekend tanks, wings and wheels: June 18 and 19; The museum’s annual Father’s Day weekend event presents rare classic cars in the American Elegance performance near the car barn modeled after a 1930’s Concours d’Elegance show. Tanks operating in the museum driving area as well. Tank rides and driving experiences plus World War II biplane rides are available for additional charge.

Battle for Bunker Hill Revolutionary War re-enactment: July 23 and 24; An incredible Revolutionary War Re-enactment weekend featuring hundreds of participants recreating the Battle of Bunker Hill. Each day will feature an exciting battle at mid-day with muskets, cannons, and pyrotechnics. Encampments from both sides will be available to visit all day in this living history weekend.

Note: tickets for this weekend are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and veterans, and $15 for children under 12.

World War II tank demonstrations: Aug. 13 and 14; A continuation from the museum’s first tank demonstration. See several fully restored World War II tanks and armored vehicles driving on the tank driving grounds. World War II veterans will help narrate throughout the entire weekend. Tank rides and driving are available for an additional charge and special displays will be inside the museum.

World War I aviation exhibition: Sept. 10 and 11; The museum’s first ever dedicated World War I aviation weekend. The weekend will feature a public unveiling of the restored Nieuport 28 fighter in the colors of Douglas Campbell. Expected visiting exhibit of World War I replica aircraft. Demonstrations of rotary engines and our World War I Ambulance. Tank rides and WWII biplane rides will be available for additional charge.

World War II re-enacted battle for the airfield: Oct. 8 and 9; Over 350 re-enactors representing several branches of Allied and Axis military in two large scale battles daily. Re-enactor encampments will be open all day for both Axis and Allied soldiers. Also, a World War II veterans round-table daily in the hangar. Tank rides will be available all weekend for additional charge.

Note: The museum will be open from 8:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on these days. Tickets for this weekend will be $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and veterans, and $25 for children under 12.

For a complete description of the American Heritage Museum’s events visit americanheritagemuseum.org/events.

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