March Newsletter
Volume XVI
Dear Curtiss Mansion's Friends,
As the new Executive Director of the Curtiss Mansion, I cannot begin to thank Melinda Jester and Jo Ellen Morgan Phillips enough for the legacy they have left behind. A group of colleagues that love and appreciate them, a mansion that through its progress and beauty shows the love they have each invested into this amazing site and dedication to keeping the legacy of Glenn H. Curtiss alive.

On behalf of the Curtiss Mansion Team I would like to thank you both for the time you spent here. I look forward to the amazing things to come during my tenure and look forward to the continued growth that will come from the legacy left behind from my predecessors.

Julie Arias & CMI Staff
Happy St. Patrick's Day
March 17th
CMI Staff wishes you Lots of Luck! ☺
Monthly Public Speaker
Curtiss Fun Facts
Did you know that many Curtiss planes have been depicted
in the movies over the years?

If you happen to watch the movie King Kong from 1933 & the
remake version in 2005, look out for the Curtiss Helldiver
also known as the Curtiss Falcon in the famous
Empire State scene.

In 1933, the movie used real Curtiss planes, of course, in
2005 they were computer generated. Nevertheless, work
was done accurately and aircrafts wears the colors
which were used from 1930 to 1932.

Below check out the famous clips, Enjoy!
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Upcoming Kids Programs
Camp Invention returns to the Curtiss Mansion
June 15th-19th
Camp Invention returns to the Curtiss Mansion from
June 15-19, 2020
Reserve your space today by visiting or calling 800.968.4332. Contact Cari Martinez at
for more information.
CMI Saturday Tours
Curtiss Mansion Historical Tour
EVERY Saturday at 10AM for 1-Hr.
Please join us at one of our Saturday tours!
Come and learn about the life and inventions our famed aviator,
Glenn Curtiss from our fun and knowledgeable docents for $5.00 per person. Special group tours are available year round. Contact us for details.

The above pictures are from a recent tours led by our
wonderful docents Sam and Buzz.
See you soon!

Photo Credit: Miami Springs Historic Society – Ken Wilde
Don't Miss Yoga at The Mansion!
Purchase a Membership or Give it as a Gift!

When you purchase a membership it helps to support growth and development of programs, tours & exhibits at the Curtiss Mansion.

Member Levels start at
Only $30 per Year | Discount on 2 Year

Membership Purchases are available at the Curtiss Mansion or 
Please click below to BECOME A MEMBER.
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Memberships Benefits Include:

Admission to Curtiss Mansion & 150+ Museums
and Historic Locations. Including 10 local sites.

See the full list of locations HERE

Eventual Invitation to Exclusive Member VIP Receptions as our membership grows! Subscription to Curtiss Mansion
Newsletter, Discounts on Camps, Classes, Tours & Events
10% Discount on Curtiss Mansion Merchandise

For more information please contact:
Get Your Free Pass To Our Saturday Tour!
Curtiss Mansion has partnered with the Miami-Dade Public Library to bring you FREE passes to the Historic Tours on Saturday. You can find them at any of their 50 Library Branches and their Bookmobiles! The pass is good for up to 4 people. Click HERE to go to the passes. We hope to see you soon!
Richard L. Wheeler

Paul Bithorn
Vice President

Jacqueline Neetz

Roberto Quintero

Roy Rodriguez
Carlos Danaan
Enrique Aguerrevere
Carlos “Charlie” Leonard
Leonardo Concepcion
Ken Wilde

CMI Staff
Juliana Arias
Executive Director

Debbie Villasmil
Bookkeeper / Executive Assistant

Imilsy Gatell
Front Desk / Gift Shop

Spiro Armenis

SGF Events, LLC

Sherry Feijoo
Director of Meetings & Events

Javier Diaz
Meeting & Event Staff

Become a Docent at the Curtiss Mansion!

Are you interested in Local History? Aviation?
Urban Planning? Architecture? Invention?

Join our wonderful community of Docents and Volunteers.
Learn how to lead our weekly Saturday tours from
the current friendly and knowledgeable docents.

All Ages Welcome! High School to Retired.

Help us build awareness of the significance of
Glenn Hammond Curtiss, the importance of his discoveries
and how they affect our lives today.


If you are interested please contact us at
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