About Our Museum



The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, bearing the name of pioneer aviator and Hammondsport’s favorite son, is located on State Route 54, one half mile south of the village of Hammondsport, New York. Dedicated to the memory of Glenn Hammond Curtiss, the museum contains a priceless collection relating to early aviation and regional history. The museum also features a 75-seat theater, large open area for special events and a museum store. In addition to seeing the museum displays and exhibits, visitors are welcome to visit the Restoration Shop, talk with volunteer craftsman and watch them work on historic aircraft.

About Us

Our Mission

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is an educational and cultural institution that collects, preserves, and interprets transportation modes and regional history, and celebrates the innovations and accomplishments of Glenn Hammond Curtiss.



The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum of Local History was formed to establish, conduct, operate and maintain a museum in the Village of Hammondsport, Steuben County, New York, for the display of items relating to and significant in the role of Hammondsport in early aviation, and particularly the contributions made to aviation by Glenn H. Curtiss, a resident of Hammondsport. The museum will display other items of historical significance which contribute to knowledge of Hammondsport and its regional history; conduct classes, exhibitions and observances which promote and stimulate the purposes for which the museum was formed.