Aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss
Ben Johnson, executive director of the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, will discuss the life of the famed aviator on Friday, July 26, at Keuka College.
Part of the College’s Lecture by the Lake series, the presentation will highlight Curtiss’ life and career in the Finger Lakes, the museum that bears his name, and its plans for the near future
Free and open to the public, the lecture begins at 5 p.m. in the lower level of Lightner Library.
Mr. Johnson joined the museum in June 2016. Previously, he served as executive director at the Springfield Museum in Springfield, Ore. He has also held positions at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland, Neb.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska.
Open year-round, the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, located in Hammondsport, holds artifacts relating to early aviation, motorcycles, and regional history related to inventor Glenn Hammond Curtiss. Curtiss has been called the “Father of Naval Aviation,” and was a pioneer in aviation, as well as motorcycle manufacturing.