The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, which celebrates the memory of a pioneer of the land and air is located just a few miles south of Hammondsport in Steuben County.
Born in Hammondsport in 1878, Glenn Curtiss became the fastest man on earth in 1907, when he reached 136 miles per hour his revolutionary motorcycle. Not content with his success on the ground, the next year Curtiss set his sights on the sky. As a member of the Aerial Experiment Association, Curtiss piloted his first plan in 1908, and spent the next few years developing better avionics technology. Curtiss later pioneered the design of seaplanes and became know as the father of Naval aviation.
Visitors to the museum can spend the day among numerous original and restored motorcycles and airplanes, or learn about the local history from many of the other artifacts and exhibits. The museum also contains a 75-seat theater and an interactive Innovation Gallery for children.
The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, the perfect place to takeoff on your own Path Through History.
Photos Courtesy of:
Steuben County Historical Society
Glenn Curtiss Museum