So Minnesota: Northwest Airlines History Center

It’s a company that left its mark on our state and the world.

The Northwest Airlines History Center in Bloomington is filled with unique memorabilia dating back to when the company started in the 1920s.

“People look back at it, and they see people traveling in suits, everyone’s got their Sunday best on, kids are well behaved, [and] of course, it was luxurious back then,” said Bruce Kitt with NWA History Center.

The mission of the museum, which opened in 2002, is to preserve and present the history of Northwest Airlines.

“Northwest was Minnesota’s first hometown airline,” Kitt said.

In 2008, Delta Airlines merged with Northwest, ending a long legacy in Minnesota.

“I think it’s a loss of identity, Kitt said, “afterward, I think a lot of people realized you don’t know what you have till you lose it.”

Click here for more information on the NWA History Center.