2020 Curtiss Explorers Winners

Curtiss Explorers 2020 essay contest winners

The Curtiss Explorers is a research program that offers kids the opportunity to make unique and fun historical discoveries while learning how to be research experts. Students search for a forgotten person or animal in history that has made a positive impact on their community, our nation, or the world. 1st Place Winner:…

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Covid 19

Per Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez’s executive order on March 19, 2020, all Miami-Dade County parks and beaches are now CLOSED. For that reason, our Board of Directors has decided to officially close the Curtiss Mansion until further notice.  The closure affects our weekly Saturday Tours, Senior Yoga sessions, Public Speaker programs, and any other Public…

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A visit to the Curtiss Museum in Hammonsdport, NY

Check out some of the highlights from our recent trip to Hammondsport, NY. The hometown of our very own Glenn Hammond Curtiss. We had such a wonderful time meeting everyone and seeing the Glenn Curtiss Museum and the Wings & Wheels Event. We highly recommend a visit if you are ever in the…

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Eastern Airlines Surprise visit.

We recently had a surprise visit from Francee and Toni who are former flight attendants for Eastern Airlines. They had come in from out of town to celebrate their 50 years of knowing one another and took our Saturday historic tour. They were housed and did their ditch training right here at the…

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HOMETOWN HISTORY: MIAMI SPRINGS

Last night we hosted a wonderful talk here at The Curtiss Mansion. Thank you to the Miami-Dade Lynn & Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives! A tremendous thank you to Kevin Wynn, Public Programs Coordinator, Lou Kramer, Archives Manager, David Frassetto, Digitization Director and Rene Ramos, Director for making this event possible….

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Gift Shop

Lena's gift shop at the Currtiss Mansion

  We are very excited to announce the new direction for Lena’s Gift Shop made possible by Cherry Picked Vintage Market! It has been transformed into a curated antique and prop shop full of vintage finds!   HOURS OF OPERATION Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 3pm   Prop Rentals Available for Photo Shoots Anything…

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We are a Blue Star Museum

The Curtiss Mansion is proud to be a Blue Star facility again this year! Through this program, we are one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families each summer. It is a small way to show our appreciation, and…

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Picture Story by Dr. Paul George

The Biscayne Times published two great columns by Dr. Paul George on the life and work of Glenn Curtiss and the development of South Florida. Please take the time to enjoy both columns: Part 1: A Pioneer Worthy of Aviator License No. 1 Part 2: Aviation Pioneer Glenn Curtiss

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Namath and the Curtiss Mansion – Super Bowl history

The man who turned sports into a spectacle was a visitor of the Mansion, where 3 days before the big game, Joe Namath made his famous prediction that the Jets would beat the Colts in Super Bowl III and the rest is – as most of what happened in the Curtiss Mansion –…

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