Posts Tagged: Wright Brothers National Memorial

National Park Service Centennial Outer Banks Events Announced

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. To celebrate the 100th birthday of America’s national parks, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (NS), Wright Brothers National Memorial (NMEM), and Fort Raleigh...

Wright Brothers National Memorial Entrance Fee Waived on MLK Day

Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills will be joining national parks across the country in celebrating the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday by waiving entrance fees on Monday, January 18, 2016.  The...

Wright Brothers 112th First Flight Anniversary Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

The First Flight Society and the National Park Service (NPS) continued the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 112st anniversary celebration of the first heavier-than-air, controlled, powered flight...

Wright Brothers National Memorial To Honor 112th First Flight Anniversary

On Thursday, December 17, 2015, the First Flight Society and the National Park Service (NPS) will continue the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 112st anniversary celebration of...

AmeriCorps NCCC Team Joins Outer Banks Group National Parks

In recent weeks, the National Park Service Outer Banks Group has been joined by AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) team, “Delta 6.”  The team has provided valuable service to the agency and the...

Wright Brothers Memorial Entrance Fee Waived on Veterans Day

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Wright Brothers National Memorial will be joining national park units across the country in honoring current and former servicemen and women and...

National Park Service Founders Day Celebrating 99th Anniversary

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 is National Park Service Founders Day – the 99th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service.  Superintendent David Hallac invites the public to experience their national park sites...

Celebrate National Aviation Day at Wright Brothers Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, site of the first flight, will be celebrating Orville Wright’s birthday, recognized throughout the country as National Aviation Day, on August 19 with a full day...

Outer Banks Locals Join NPS Youth Conservation Corps

This summer, the National Park Service (NPS) Outer Banks Group hired local youths for the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program to assist with many park projects.   These energetic young students recently performed valuable...

National Park Service Announces Outer Banks Summer Programs

Summer is almost upon us and the National Park Service Outer Banks Group is ready with a summer schedule full of a variety of programs for park visitors, including history talks, nature walks, recreational...

'The Wright Brothers' by David McCullough will be made into an HBO miniseries produced by Tom Hanks.

David McCullough Wright Brothers Book, Tom Hanks HBO Miniseries Preview

The subject of the next miniseries event from HBO and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goatzman hits close to home, as HBO has acquired the rights to The Wright Brothers, the new book...

Outer Banks National Parks Tourism Creates Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2014 shows that over 2.8 million visitors to Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial spent more than $170...

National Park Service Outer Banks Spring Programs Announced

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial spring program schedule has been announced by the National Park Service Outer Banks Group. Spring programs run from Monday,...

The Wright Brothers' first flight on December 17, 1903 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, photographed by John T. Daniels.

Tom Hanks Producing Wright Brothers Miniseries For HBO!

The subject of the next miniseries event from HBO and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goatzman hits close to home, as HBO has acquired the rights to The Wright Brothers, a new book...

Fee Free Weekend Announced At Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills will be joining national park sites across the country in celebrating the first weekend of National Park Week by waiving admission fees on Saturday and Sunday,...

Outer Banks Group Joins NPS Find Your Park Movement

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] The Outer Banks Group of national parks join other parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com.  Recently...

National Park Service Honors Outer Banks Volunteers

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] During National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, the National Park Service Outer Banks Group celebrates the volunteers that work at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National...

Holiday Weekend Is Free Admission At Wright Brothers Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial will be joining national park sites across the country in celebrating the Presidents’ Day holiday by waiving admission fees on Saturday through Monday, February 14, 15, and 16, 2015.  Presidents’...

Wright Brothers National Memorial Offers Fee-Free Day

Wright Brothers National Memorial will waive entry fees on Monday, January 19, 2015 in recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  Wright Brothers National Memorial will join nearly 400 other national park sites...

Wright Brothers Honored At 111th First Flight Anniversary [Video / Photo Gallery]

The First Flight Society and the National Park Service continued the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 111th anniversary celebration of the first heavier-than-air powered flight at Wright...