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August 2,2020 American Heritage Museum CANCELED
August 2 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO COVID
Watch the calendar next year for date and time.
LUNCH WILL NOT BE PROVIDED AT THIS TIME BECAUSE OF THE COVID 10 VIRUS RULES. THIS MAY CHANGE BY THE TRIP DATE OF AUGUST 2, 2020
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MMC Miata “Invasion” of the American Heritage Museum
August 2, 2020 – American Heritage Museum, Hudson, MA
9:30am to 4:00pm
MEET AT THE MUSEUM FOR 9:30 A.M.
The Mass Miata Club invades New England’s newest and most unique history museum, the American Heritage Museum, on AUGUST 2, 2020! Formerly known as the Collings Foundation, the new American Heritage Museum features one of the largest collections of tanks and military vehicles in the world with the Jacques M. Littlefield Tank and Armor Collection included in the 65,000+ sq. ft. museum with over 95 tanks, vehicles, and artifacts on display. Since opening in May 2019, the American Museum has been touted as one of the region’s best kept secrets and now is your chance to “invade” the new museum with Miata’s from around the region for an exciting drive-in event.
The American Heritage Museum explores America’s conflicts from the Revolutionary War through today through the eyes of those who served. Visitors are immersed within the exhibits through the rare tanks and large artifacts, dioramas, video presentations, and engaging docents that help explain the role of the citizen soldier, the role of technology, and American spirit that raises to the cause “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary…”
Among the staggering variety of rare artifacts, the American Heritage Museum has many that are the only ones on public display in North America. These include: M1A1 Abrams Tank, T-34/85 Tank, Matilda MK.II Tank, Sherman “Jumbo” Tank, Russian IS-2, German Panther, SCUD Missile and Launcher, Japanese Type 4 Ho-Ro Tank and many more. The American Heritage Museum also features immersive exhibits such as the WWI Trench Experience and Clash of Steel interactive display.
In addition to the large new museum, MMC members and guests will be able to exclusively tour the Collings Foundation automobile collection with over 50 classic and rare vehicles from 1890 through 1946 and the vintage aircraft hangar with 14 aircraft from 1909 through 1945 – both of which are not open to regular museum visitors!
As part of the event, the MMC will hold a catered lunch in the hangar, overlooking the aircraft collection from 11:30 am to 1:30pm.
BECAUSE OF THE COVID GUIDELINES LUNCH WILL PROBABLY NOT BE INCLUDED.
event is sponsored by the American Heritage Museum and MMC Member Ryan Keough.