Glenn Curtiss and the Centennial of Naval Aviation will be the topic of a lecture to be given by Trafford Doherty, Executive Director of the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, N.Y., on Friday, March 11 at 4 p.m.
Glenn Curtiss is remembered as the father of naval aviation and the founder of the American aircraft industry. This year marks the Centennial of Naval Aviation, which is being celebrated by a series of events sponsored by the United States Navy as well as a Gala and Centennial Celebration to be held at the museum in July.
Doherty, who lectures around the country, welcomes the opportunity to tell the audience about Curtiss. “I like to talk about Curtiss, the man, and give people an idea of what he was like. I want them to know how brave he was. I also try to convey how much he accomplished in a very short time.” Curtiss started in aviation in 1907 and retired from it in 1921. In just 14 years he was responsible for an amazing number of design innovations and developments, some of which are still in use today.
The lecture is part of the Steuben County Historical Society lecture series.
For more information: GlennHCurtissMuseum.org