Hello CMI Friends:
I often wonder what my Father would have thought of my changing careers to come on board here at Curtiss Mansion, Inc. He loved this place. Met my mother here and even kept an apartment on the grounds while traveling extensively. I believe he’d be proud. Both as an Aviator, Miami Springs resident and doting father. I know he always spoke reminiscently of his many times at King Arthur’s Court and coveting an end piece of Prime Rib during the Villas era 🙂
In May we hosted the Curtiss Explorers Awards and what an amazing group of young people. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Sarah Currea. Curtiss Mansion along with the
Miami-Dade Public Library System also won a National Award for this Essay Contest featuring Unsung Heroes.
NACo, National Association of Counties, awarded this honor.
I also made a local Television experience and am branching out with more public speaking. As our staff grows it has afforded me the luxury of being able to venture out into the South Florida community a bit more and share the message of Glenn Curtiss and his contributions to aviation, invention and the 1920’s land boom in Miami.
Mark your calendar for our public speaker in June.
Dr. Thomas Beley will be here on Tuesday night – June 27th. Dr. Beley will be speaking on the ever growing Opioid Addiction crisis.
Camp Invention is June 18-22 here at The Curtiss Mansion. There are only a few slots left. Please email CampInventionMiami@gmail.com if you are interested in registering your child.
Please enjoy the newsletter – below you can catch up on last month’s events and see what’s around the corner – including Little Revolt’s ShakesFestival on Sunday, July 22nd – Fun for the Family and Free.
Our Saturday Tours continue to grow – we are averaging 15-25 visitors every Saturday at 10am for this historical 1 hour tour. Anyone interested in being a docent – please let me know.
Wishing Father’s reading this a joyous Father’s Day and may you all have a Happy 4th come July !
Miss you Dad – Les “Chief” Jester.