Glenn H. Curtiss Museum

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Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum.jpg
Museum entrance
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is located in New York
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
Location within New York
Established1962
LocationHammondsport, New York
Coordinates42°23′54.76″N 77°13′58.52″W / 42.3985444°N 77.2329222°W / 42.3985444; -77.2329222
TypeTransportation museum
FounderOtto Kohl
Websiteglennhcurtissmuseum.org
Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" biplane in the museum

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is a transportation museum in Hammondsport, New York with a focus on the early aviator Glenn H. Curtiss. The 60,000 square foot facility has a collection of aircraft, vintage motorcycles, automobiles, and aircraft engines.

History[edit]

The museum was founded in the summer of 1962 by Otto Kohl.[1] It was originally located in a former high school.[2] However, in 1992, the museum relocated to a former winery building south of Hammondsport.[3]

Collection[edit]

The museum contains over a dozen aircraft, including AEA June Bug (reproduction), Curtiss Model D (reproduction), Curtiss Model E, "America" flying boat, JN-4D Jenny, Curtiss Model MF "Seagull", Curtiss Oriole, Curtiss Robin, C-46 Commando, three Mercury Aircraft, a 2/3 scale Curtiss P-40 Warhawk reproduction, and Curtiss-Wright Junior.[4] The museum also displays 16 automobiles, the majority of which are on loan.[5] Smaller collections include bicycles, wooden boats, and motorcycles.[6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituaries: Curtiss Museum Founder". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. 10 November 1973. p. 5B. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  2. ^ Esposito, Pete (8 March 1964). "Curtiss Museum Gets Rare Plane Items". Star-Gazette. p. 9-B. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  3. ^ Bond, Ed (5 July 1992). "Museum's new home has room to hold more wings". Star-Gazette. p. 1B. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Aircraft". Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Automobiles". Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Bicycles". Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Boats". Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Motorcycles". Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. Retrieved 15 October 2019.

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Coordinates: 42°23′54.76″N 77°13′58.52″W / 42.3985444°N 77.2329222°W / 42.3985444; -77.2329222