June 1 – Summer is here and maybe it’s time to revisit the history of a legendary Ohio manufacturer.

Airstream announces the opening of its Airstream Heritage Center, which opened to the public at Airstream Headquarters, 1001 W. Pike St., Jackson Center, on Wednesday.

The center features vintage Airstream models and a collection of “original artifacts that pay homage to those who shaped the brand’s history,” the company said.

“The Heritage Center brings Airstream’s rich history to life in a museum space that highlights more than 90 years of globe-trotting adventures and cutting-edge innovation while celebrating the thousands of associates who have helped building Airstreams by hand since 1931,” Airstream said.

The center is housed in a 16,000 square foot space depicting the history of Airstream, from its founding in 1931 to far beyond.

The center features 15 vintage Airstreams, including a 1938 Clipper, which is an example of the first riveted aluminum model.

“For years we’ve searched for the right way to celebrate our history, and our new Heritage Center is a testament to the products that have inspired generations of travelers and the people who have made this brand an American icon,” said Bob Wheeler. , President and CEO of Airstream. “The vintage models, memorabilia, journals and films on display clearly illustrate how an Airstream is more than just a recreational vehicle – it’s a vessel that holds the stories accumulated over years of travel and adventure. “

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, at Airstream Headquarters, 1001 W. Pike St., Jackson Center, Ohio.

Admission is: Adults $5; seniors $3; military $2; children 12 and under: free.

Airstream, Inc. is a subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc., based in Elkhart, Indiana.