Last Thursday, our residents went out to lunch at the Keuka Restaurant in Penn Yan and then on to the Glen Curtis Museum in Hammondsport. Their luncheon was very good and the staff went out of their way to make sure the residents were comfortable and accommodated some of the special needs for lunch. At the museum, our residents had a wonderful time walking through and looking at all the exhibits.
The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is dedicated to the memory of pioneer aviator, Glenn Curtiss, the museum contains a priceless collection relating to early aviation and local history. The museum also features a 75-seat theater, large open area for special events and a museum store. On July 4th, 1908, Curtiss gained notoriety of a different kind when he flew his flying machine, named the “June Bug”, a distance of over 5000 feet to win the Scientific American Trophy. This was the first pre-announced, public flight in America – a feat that earned him pilot’s license # 1. A full-sized reproduction of the “June Bug” is one of several historic aircraft on display.
For anyone who has not been to the museum, you can get more information at http://glennhcurtissmuseum.org/about.php. It is definitely worth the trip!