Collins Aerospace Museum


Collins Aerospace
Early History:
 by: Arlo Goodyear
 –The Collins Story
 by: Ben Stearns
 –Echo Hill Story
 by: Nancy Zook
 –The Iowan Magazine
 by: Ed Marriner
 –CQ Magazine

Our Founder:
Friends of the Museum:
About Us ···

Friends of the Collins Aerospace Museum preserve the history and legacy of the Collins Radio Company and Collins Aerospace, in support of the following goals:
★ Provide a resource of historical information and material to support company activities, media, and advertising.
★ Recruiting and retaining of quality employees.
Our Principal Activities:
★ Support and operate the Company Museum
★ Help acquire world-class artifacts for the Museum
★ Establish and maintain a Collins Aerospace Virtual Museum on the web
★ Collect and maintain company historically significant documents & make available to serious historical researchers
★ Actively support student projects involving Collins history as part of the K-12 program. and STEM
★ Create a forum for like-minded company history buffs where they can teach and learn
★ N E W S ★
Friends of the Museum Contacts
Tour Coordinator:
- Becky Woodward
Museum Curator:
- Rod & Larry [temporarily]
Museum Website:
- Larry Tjaden (365-8160)

- Several volunteers of Friends of the Collins Aerospace Museum serve as Tour Guides (Museum Historians).
- The Museumm is open for tours every Wednesday from 11:30 to 1:00. The Museum is located in Building 120 (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) by the East door. Note that this door is not open to the general public. However the Building 120 South Door is attended by a Company Guard so that, when synchronized with an available tour guide, access to the building can be arranged. Note: You must be registered in the Collins Aerospace 'SAFE' system - and bring a photo ID when you arrive.
- If you wish to arrange a SPECIAL TOUR - send a message to Becky Woodward, at
Include the date, time, and the number of people in your group.
- Please Note…
In that Collins Aerospace has gone back to Readiness Level 2 - Non-employee Guests will have to provide their Vaccination Card or Proof of a Negative Covid-19 test within the last 72 hours.

Collins Aerospace Museum - Volunteer Support
– Members of the Arthur A. Collins Legacy Association (AACLA) volunteer their assistance to the Museum with artifact restoration, Museum space coordination, remote artifact presentations/road trips, and their personal time serving as Tour Guides (Museum Historians).
– The artifacts in the Museum are the property of Collins Aerospace.
– The AACLA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that has collected many historic Collins-related items. At times, this organization loans artifacts to the Museum to augment the Museum's collection.

★ C O M I N G    E V E N T S ★