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The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is among the most notable aviation museums in the United States due to its focus on the accomplishments of Glenn H. Curtiss, aviation pioneer and early motorcycle manufacturer. The museum includes a sizeable collection of early aircraft and motorcycles, which illustrate the innovative genius of Glenn Curtiss.

The centerpiece of the motorcycle collection is an exact reproduction of the famous 8-cylinder motorcycle which earned Curtiss the title of "Fastest Man on Earth" in 1907 with a land-speed record of 136.4 mph.

Including originals and reproductions, some of the highlights of the museum's collection of 22 historic aircraft are: the June Bug, in which Curtiss made the first officially-observed, one-kilometer flight on July 4th, 1908; the 1909 Silver Dart, the first airplane to fly in Canada; a 1911 A-1 Triad seaplane, the U.S.Navy's first airplane; a 1913 Model E "Flying Boat"; a 1917 Jenny, a ¾ scale P-40E "Warhawk"; and at the museum entrance at the highway, is a 1943 C-46 "Commando" WW II transport.

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The Curtiss Museum exhibits a significant collection of wooden boats, largely dating from the 1870s t0 1970s

Ben Reno Style RowboatPaper BoatPenn Yan Car Top BoatPenn Yan Cat-Style Rowboat

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Curtiss P-40E The A-1 TriadCutiss

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Chandler Dual-Cowl Phaeton Touring CarFord Model A Closed-Cab PickupBuick Model E46 Opera CoupeBuick Model 46C Special

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A truly excellent and varied collection of vintage and antique motorcycles, over 25 motorcycles to view!

Curtiss V-Twin with SidecarCurtiss Single CylinderCurtiss 40 hp V8 2Williams Clady's Model