The Collings Foundation’s WWII reenactment and open house have been part of my son and I’s fall schedule since 2014. Usually held during the first or second weekend of October, they put on an incredible show using hundreds of volunteers and authentic WWII military equipment. In 2018 the Collings Foundation opened the 65,000 sq. ft. American Heritage Museum. It includes some rare pieces of military equipment, including a German Panzer 1, Russian T34, and American Jumbo Sherman Tank. It also has the only M1A1 Abrams Tank on display. During the event, there are plenty of volunteers to help explain the history of these timeless relics. There is also a nice…
The AVA Gallery is a great place to visit and take the kids, especially on a stormy afternoon. They are exhibiting the 2015 Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition-definitely worth a look. The shots below were all taken with a 35mm prime lens. A great fast lens for indoor shots with a wide aperture. The shot below is paint spilled in the clean-up sink. The surface of a painter’s stool.