The Northwest Airlines History Center

A nonprofit organization

$605 raised by 14 donors

12% complete

$5,000 Goal

Northwest Airlines History Center Preserves The History Of Minnesota's First Hometown Airline And Its 13 Legacy Partners - Celebrating 20 Years in Operation, and Planning for Growth to Serve New Generations!

The ability to go anywhere in the world your business travel required - or your vacation plans led you - Northwest Airlines was the one airline that would fly you directly to that destination from the Upper Midwest. Without the comprehensive and convenient regional, national, and global service provided over the past century by NWA, Republic, North Central, and their associated carriers, the Twin Cities and North Country would never have attained the high standard of living and concentration of top-tier companies, cultural institutions, and educational centers we enjoy.

Northwest Airlines is gone. Northwest's legacy, however, lives on, and you can visit it, touch it, and re-live it at the Northwest Airlines History Center. Our compact museum location, on the 3rd floor of the Crowne Plaza AiRE Hotel, East Bloomington, near the Mall of America and MSP International Airport, is where the history of Northwest - and the history of the 13 legacy airlines that were part of Northwest's corporate family tree - are waiting for your boarding pass required! 

We have invested in technology this year that will help us run our museum better and more efficiently - including new point-of-sale equipment and a Shopify inventory system and LED lighting in our display cases. Our next objective is to replace our obsolete computers with current-generation laptops - and bring in scanning equipment that will help us more quickly digitize the contents in our archives. We are also looking to add several flat-screen TVs at our museum to allow us to show video in order to better tell our stories.

Help us properly preserve, present, and promote Minnesota's commercial aviation heritage. Be a friend of the museum and archives by donating today, and by spreading the word! Our all-volunteer organization appreciates your generous support. 

Northwest Airlines History Center

Archives and Administration Office

10100 Flying Cloud Drive, Suite A306

Eden Prairie, MN  55347-4016

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