The Airstream Foundation

Airstream founder Wally Byam made history by building the world’s first Airstream travel trailer. Today, the non-profit Airstream Foundation honors nearly 100 years of history-making adventures by preserving vintage Airstreams and historic Airstream memorabilia for display in the Airstream Heritage Center museum.

Donating Your Piece of Airstream History

If you are looking for a home for your treasured vintage Airstream or rare collection of Airstream nostalgia, please consider a donation to the Airstream Foundation. 

The Airstream Foundation collects, preserves, and shares historical materials to be enjoyed by visitors to the Airstream Heritage Center. Accepted historical materials include:

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Airstream and WBCCI memorabilia and accessories

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Photographs, 35 mm slides, photo negatives in all sizes

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Published materials (books, ads, brochures, etc.)

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Cassette tapes, VHS, and misc. professional video tapes

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Film reels (8 mm, 16 mm, and
35 mm)

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DVDs and CDs

The Airstream Heritage Center

Located inside Airstream HQ in Jackson Center, Ohio, the Airstream Heritage Center brings Airstream’s rich history to life in a museum space that highlights over 90 years of globetrotting adventures and cutting edge innovation while celebrating the thousands of associates who have helped build these “dreams come true” since 1931.