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New tank / military vechicle museum - Stow Mass.

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Thanks for the preview. The "bucket list" of museums to visit just keeps getting long and longer.......


Looking for items related to the Ninth Coast Artillery District and 6th Coast Artillery Regment

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A Panther? An ME-109G? These guys are not fooling around, are they?

 

https://www.collingsfoundation.org/american-heritage-museum/american-heritage-museum-artifact-list/

 

Much of this came from the famed Jaques M.Littlefield Collection, which was in private ownership and rarely seen. Well maintained and preserved, there was a fear that it would be scattered to the four winds when put up for auction after Littlefield passed away. Looks like the Collings foundation obtained the majority of it and finally have it ready to display.

 

From their website:

 

"The American Heritage Museum featuring the Jacques M. Littlefield Collection of Tanks and Armor is opening for a limited preview period from October 6th, 2018 through November 25th, 2018. During this period, the major artifacts of the Littlefield Collection will be on display, but much of the smaller artifacts, graphic and multimedia displays, gift shop, and select larger artifacts are a work-in-progress.

 

As a result, we will be offering reduced price admission for those wishing to get a sneak-peek of the American Heritage Museum during this preview period. The American Heritage Museum preview will also be open during the Battle for the Airfield WWII Re-Enactment on October 6th and 7th as part of the combined admission. The staff are working hard in preparation for a Grand Opening of all exhibits in April 2019."

 

https://www.collingsfoundation.org/american-heritage-museum/


Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

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Great! We need a nice, well stocked armor museum! Future road trip.

 

Frank


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As I recall, it all went to Collings and they sold off a few things to afford it all... but I could be wrong. That's how I read it when I was drooling over the auction vehicles!

 

The chieftain fellow that does tank videos in addition to being the head researcher for World of Tanks did an unofficial tour on YouTube weeks back. Was very, very cool, and he got into detail with the story behind the Abrams.


Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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Looks like I will be heading to Stow this month!


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Andy
ASMIC# 5617

Looking for the following Items:
Original WWII SSI (all services)

Original Theater made OEF/OIF Patches

ALWAYS INTERESTED TO TRADE DUPLICATES

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Looks like agreat museum. Here's the link to that youtube vid.

 

 

 

Rene


Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

Keep buggering on.

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I made my first visit to the American Heritage Museum this past February and was amazed by what they had on display.

 

Here are some overall photos I took from my visit that I thought I'd share.

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Area showing Eastern Front to D-Day;

 

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Here's a photo of the European Theater section;

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WW2 to Korean War area;

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Vietnam to Korea section;

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Cold War and Gulf War display sections;

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Gulf War 1990-1991 section;

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9/11 display and portion of War on Terror display in the background;

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   I just visited the Museum of American Heritage in Hudson, MA (not in Stow, MA which is the next town over).  This museum is a 20 minute drive west of Boston.  IMNO, it is the best Armored Vehicle Museum in the U.S.  If you want to see the most important WW2 Allied (U.S. British, Russian) armor, its in their new exhibition building.  There are also some nice German vehicles as well.  Also, are US AFV that represent post WW2 up to the Gulf War  Its a new facility (est. 1018) with great displays and presentations that feel like you are in the Smithsonian.

   On of the guides on the floor told me that they were just donated a WW1 fighter plane collection and will be breaking ground for a new building to display these aircraft in a year or two.  So this location is looking to become even more significant.  One more attribute is you are able to walk up and touch their displays and many of the hatches are open so you have a view inside many of the vehicles. 


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16 hours ago, Persian Gulf Command said:

On of the guides on the floor told me that they were just donated a WW1 fighter plane collection and will be breaking ground for a new building to display these aircraft in a year or two.  So this location is looking to become even more significant.  

 

Well I definitely be looking forward to that! Hopefully it comes to fruition. I'm still upset that another local WWII museum down the road in Natick closed without any notice last year. For a while they were raising money for a new larger building too.

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Apparently this museum has a benefactor with "deep pockets" so I expect it to last and grow with time.  I'm going again this Friday with a few friends whose interests were piqued by my impressions.  I'll try to get some more information about the WW1 aircraft and other plans.


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That's good to know. I'm overdue myself for another visit and hope to go back in the next couple weeks. It's a good place to go to avoid crowds and also the heat.

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