June 2020 Newsletter
The Curtiss Mansion was designed in the Pueblo Revival style and was constructed in 1925 by aviation pioneer Glenn Hammond Curtiss, developer of Miami Springs, Hialeah and Opa-locka, Florida. Curtiss lived at the large, two-story residence alongside his wife, Lena Curtiss, until his demise in 1930.
Dear Mansion Friends,
This month we celebrate Father's Day & the
re-opening of our Venue to continue Life Celebrations.
We truly value your support, participation & donations.

We are following CDC guidelines for safety to
achieve highest public health standards, cleaning procedures have been enhanced throughout the mansion, including an increased frequency in the disinfecting of high-traffic areas
and surfaces. Hand sanitizer stations are now available throughout the facility. Together we can all protect our
self and others during these times.

May you stay Safe and Healthy.
❤Team Curtiss
"Not all Superheroes wear capes"
Thank you for all you do!
June 21, 2020
Thank you for your continued support and selflessness.
Upcoming Events
Celebrate America on the 4th of July at the Curtiss Mansion. Come and Display your Red, White & Blue spirit and join in on the family fun activities, entertainment and picnic experience.

Enjoy a patriotic afternoon with your family and friends. Listen to music, eat good old fashion hot dogs, let the kids run and play as they enjoy the kid friendly activities and join in on the first Annual Patriotic Bicycle Display.

Tickets must be purchased in advance $15.00.
Ticket includes: 1 Hotdog, 1 bag of chips and your choice of
1 soda or water bottle, access to all activities and entertainment.

Make sure to bring your own lawn chairs, picnic mats or seating preferences. Beer, wine, soda, water and other treats will be available for purchase.

Entry permitted with ticket only. Due to COVID regulations, space is limited, so please be sure to purchase your tickets in advance by clicking below or going to our website at curtissmansion.org

To participate in the Patriotic Bicycle Display bring your decorated bicycle with the red, white and blue. Show off your creative and patriotic spirit.

No Parking on premises Permitted.
*CDC Social distancing guidelines required.
Rain or Shine
Curtiss Interesting Facts
On 20 June 1908, they made three attempts to get the June Bug off the ground with no success. They reasoned that air was bleeding through the cloth, reducing lift. Their solution was to treat the wings with a mixture of gasoline and paraffin to seal the fabric. This mixture was called "canvas paint" and had long been employed by sailors to seal their sails, making them more aerodynamically efficient as well as less susceptible to mildew. This was later called "wing dope."

Curtiss made three successful flights in the June Bug on June 21, 1908 and within a week he was breaking his own records with flights of over 1000 yards (914 meters).

Deals & Discounts
Are you planning a Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday,
Quinces, Sweet Sixteen, Retirement Party, Corporate event, Photo or film Shoot?
The Mansion is here for any Event you may have in mind.
Call us today so we may discuss different options. And take advantage of our Special Discount for a limited time.
For all Venue Rental Information email:
Events@curtissmansion.org or call 305-869-5180
Sherry Feijoo Ext. 103 – Javier Diaz Ext.105 or
Julie Arias Ext.102
Kids Corner
CMI Saturday Tours
Opening July 11, 2020
Curtiss Mansion Historical Tour
EVERY Saturday at 10AM for 1-Hr.
Beginning July 11th
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.
See you soon!

Photo Credit: Miami Springs Historic Society – Ken Wilde
Lena's Online Gift Shop
Join & Support
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.
↓ ↓ ↓ ↓
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:

Your donation to Curtiss Mansion, Inc. (CMI), a Florida-registered, not-for-profit 501(c)-3 organization, helps the procurement of exhibits, programs and supports a wide variety of educational events and other community services, as well as the ongoing restoration of our gardens and outbuildings. Gifts to the Curtiss Mansion are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Make your gift to the Curtiss Mansion today and help us continue to share the extraordinary life, career and spirit of Glenn H. Curtiss.

Become a Docent or Volunteer at the
Curtiss Mansion when we reopen!

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
Our Board of Directors
Richard L. Wheeler

Paul Bithorn
Vice President

Jacqueline Neetz

Roberto Quintero

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

Curtiss Mansion Team
Juliana Arias
Executive Director

Debbie Villasmil
Bookkeeper / Executive Assistant

Imilsy Gatell
Front Desk / Gift Shop

Spiridon Armenis

SGF Events, LLC
Sherry Feijoo
Director of Meetings & Events

Javier Diaz
Meeting & Events Staff

You can help support the Curtiss Mansion
whenever you shop on Amazon.
Give back to the Curtiss Mansion simply by shopping
on Amazon. Use this link to participate:
Before we say Goodbye,
please take a moment to leave us a review on TripAdvisor,
Google Reviews, or Yelp!
We thank you for your kind reviews if you already left one. ☺
Curtiss Mansion | 500 DEER RUN, MIAMI SPRINGS, FL 33166