The Glenn Curtiss Museum
With his formal education ending at grade eight Glenn Curtiss needed to help support the family after the loss of his father. He initially worked at what we now know as Eastman Kodak and saved enough to buy a bicycle and leave the factory to be a Western Union courier falling in love with cycling. His mother remarried to a man named Adams who owned and operated a large vineyard where young Curtiss worked and cemented his love of cycling and speed with local cycling clubs who would nurture his interests in design and improvements to their sport. The Curtiss story is one of perseverance and passion but also the importance of collaboration and the support of family and friends. Celebrate his passion for speed and flight at the Curtiss Museum where you can see his development from bicycles to motorcycles to the founding of the American aviation industry.
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