oh dear! I can hardly keep my eyeballs open!
The following are photos taken at the Glenn Curtis Museum in Hammondsport, New York. If you have any interest in the subject of flying, this would be a terrific place to visit! If you really enjoy flying, you might want to allot more time than the hour to hour-and-a-half suggested by one of the ladies when we called to see how long it might take to visit the museum. Also, be aware that the museum not only is restricted to the subject of flying….it also houses many period antiques and artifacts that are interesting to the observer!
A little about Glenn Curtiss….the man was just totally awesome. He was born in Hammondsport and as a young man developed a passion for speed. By his early twenties, he owned three bicycle shops. He produced bikes with motors installed and at one point, during a race in Florida, he was clocked as “the fastest man on earth” at 136 MPH.
Curtiss’ love of speed thrust him into the world of flying where some of his ideas still remain. He teamed with the likes of Alexander Graham Bell and much like Bell, was restlessly seeking to improve the world around him. Curtis also loved photography. He lived a very full life, although he passed away far too soon at the age of 52.
If you would like to know more about Curtiss, his inventions, and his life, visit the museum….you really will be glad you did!