Am so excited that the Wolfson is coming next week to help us all learn how to properly preserve our own family photos, films & videos. I am personally donating some of my families films in exchange for having them digitized.
Congratulations to our two newest board members; Juliana Arias and Robert Quintero. We know you are both going to be wonderful additions to our CMI Board of Directors.
There is still time to sign up for our ever popular Camp Invention. Slots are going fast for Camp in June!
Our Sales Team is reporting the following:
Disney's Aladdin Inspired Arabian Wedding album has been published by Let's Bee Together. Here is a link to the feature:
On Tuesday, May 21st we welcomed the Curtiss Explorers Essay Contest finalists and their families for the awards ceremony. It has been another successful year with over 100 student submissions highlighting a wide range of unsung heroes! We were excited to announce the winner, Braelyn Burris, who wrote about Dr. Mae Jemison. She was the first African American female astronaut. The other two winners were Kayla Cruz who came in 2nd, and Austin Otero in 3rd. The inspiration for this contest is our very own unsung hero Glenn Hammond Curtiss. This year was extra special because it was Glenn Curtiss’ 141st birthday! Thank you to all the participants, judges & supporters.
June Public Speaker –
Thursday, June 6th at 7pm
We are very excited for another great year of
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 year between Memorial Day and Labor Day. It is a small way to show our appreciation, and thank our military families for their service. To find the full list of museums and cultural sites participating visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
Recaps and Announcements
Our March Public Speakers
Chris Wholehan & Vincent LaPietra!
Thank you to Chris Wholehan & Jessica Hernandez from Wholehan Marketing, and Vincent LaPietra & Smitha Thomas from Sancus Wealth Management who came to speak with us. They help to give information about your different options when saving for retirement, and how to create a plan to make your future long term care needs.
This Year's River Cities Festival!
Thank you to everyone who came out to see us at the River Cities Fest – we had a blast! The very stylish Lindsey is sporting our Curtiss Mansion puppy dog scarves which are available at our gift show now! Come by and check it out to find antiques, aviation memorabilia, soaps, custom candles, vintage cake toppers and much more.
Librarians are True Unsung Heroes!
In honor of the Curtiss Explorers Essay Contest we encourage you to read this touching article written by Nadege Green, who was the program's mentor last year. She wrote this article for National Library Week (April 7 – 13) highlighting her childhood librarian, and sharing the influence she had on her growing up. It is a great reminder of the impact that libraries have on our communities everyday. Librarians are true unsung heroes. Read the full article HERE!
Our April Public Speaker – Michelle Meier
Michelle Meier shared thoughtful insights she has learned about grieving, and how our pain can be turned into a gift through grace and compassion. Her talk corresponded with a book signing for her recent writing, A Beautiful Death, in which Michelle talks about how she broke through her darkest days when her mother passed away. To learn more about Michelle you can visit her website lovejoyogatherapy.com
May Public Speaker Lana Gelb
From the pictures alone you can tell what a fun evening everyone had with speaker Lana Gelb! She was sharing the secrets to long term brain and body health by using Ageless Grace. Lana has been a Wellness Consultant and Mind-Body Fitness Specialist for 35 years. She specializes in helping people prevent health problems by developing healthy lifestyle patterns.
Girl Scouts Bridging Ceremony
Local Scout troupe – Brownies crossing the bridge into Junior Status at The Curtiss Mansion. Bridging ceremonies mark an important milestone as they move to the next girl scout level. Congratulations Young Ladies!
Continued Work on the Historic BBQ
The Miami Springs Anchor Club is hard at work again helping with the on going project updating and beautifying the barbecue area. We are very excited for everyone to be able to see the final project when it is reopened later this year. Until then we are always happy for the continued help from the Anchor Club volunteers!
Pilot Club Tea & Anchor Awards Ceremony
Both Pilot and Anchor Club recently had events here at The Curtiss Mansion. Pilot Club held their Scholarship Tea in order to help continue to fund Anchor and it's initiatives. What fun the afternoon was!
And Anchor held their end of the year banquet a la Dr. Seuss themed 🙂
Congratulations to all of the graduating seniors in the Anchor Club at Miami Springs High School. They are a wonderful group of dedicated students and we wish them all the best after graduation.
The Curtiss Mansion is proud to have hosted the venue for both events – we thank Pilot and Anchor for all they do for us – We love you all !!!!
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!
Don't Miss Our Saturday 1-Hr.
Historical Tours Every Week at 10AM!
Don't Miss one of our Saturday tours! Come and learn about Glenn Curtiss' life and his inventions from our fun and knowledgeable docents. If you are interested in becoming a docent look at our volunteer information below. Special group tours are available year round. Contact us for details. See you soon!
Support the Curtiss Mansion when you purchase your Father's Day gift this year!
Give back to the Curtiss Mansion simply by shopping