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WBNM 1960 Ish

WBNM Visitor Center Re-opens Sept. 2018

Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, designated a National Historic Landmark in 2001, will welcome visitors during extended hours, 9:00 am-7:00 pm, September 29 & 30th, as it re-opens after a two year rehabilitation. Not only did the physical structure undergo a complete overhaul, but also the exhibits.  For the first time since the facility opened in 1960, there has been an …

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1903 In NCMOH

Wright Machines Interchanged at NC Museum of History

There was quite a sight today (June 18, 2018) in Raleigh, NC, at the NC Museum of History as the 1903 Wright Flyer moved out and the 1902 Wright Glider moved into the museum. The museum graciously hosted and displayed the 1903 Wright Flyer from the Wright Brothers National Memorial (under renovations)/National Park Service (NPS).  This Flyer reproduction was commissioned …

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WBNM Renovations

Renovations Continue at WBNM Visitor Center/Re-opening Fall 2018

Renovations continue at Wright Brothers National Memorial.  The visitor center/museum will re-open fall 2018. In addition to the facility rehabilitation, the exhibits will be anew-new exhibits and interpretive materials including tactile, interactive, and technological design and construction.  Learn more about the Wright family and the years of work toward the First Flight. The visitor center was added to the memorial …

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Taking Off

Taking Off-First Flight Live Stream

The First on the First!  December 1st, First Friday in Downtown Raleigh, our own Night at the Museum, Darrell Collins shared two First Flight programs. Collins shared the Wright story and the North Carolina Aviation story and made paper airplanes with 2,200 North Carolina school in 33 counties via live stream video.  Now that is a good day at school! …

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WBNM 1903 Photo FB

December 17, 2017 Commemoration

The 114th Commemoration of the First Flight- Sunday, December 17, 2017. Event Details and Schedule Location: The Tent south of the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center (closed for renovation). All fees are waived for the day.  Park Hours 8:00-5:00 pm. The temporary visitor center/gift shop opens 9:00 am. 8:30 a.m. – Patriotic musical prelude by the Northeastern High School …

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Dedicationshaft

The Monument 1932-2017

Orville Wright, joined by his family, attend the dedication of the monument to himself and Wilbur. November 19, 1932. Tell me more! http://firstflightfoundation.org/the-monument/    

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Lighting Artist Wright Brothers

WBNM Represents North Carolina- Light Art Grand Tour USA

50 States, 50 Monuments: Light Art Grand Tour USA, www.grandtour-usa.com and www.hofstetter.la

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Lighting Artist Wright Brothers

Wright Brothers National Memorial Hosting Light Art Event

News Release Date: September 26, 2017 Contact: Sarah Blizzard Merrill, 252-475-9033 On Sunday October 1, 2017, Swiss Light Artist Gerry Hofstetter will illuminate Wright Brothers Monument as part of his Light Art Grand Tour USA. This special event is open to the public and admission to the park grounds is free from 5 to 10 pm. Schedule of Events: 5:30 …

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Collings Foundation Pix

WWII Aircraft coming to RDU

NCDOT Release  September 22, 2017 RALEIGH –  Something special is coming to Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Oct. 19 for the public to experience – four genuine, still-flying World War II aircraft. The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation and the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority are proud to announce that the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour will be making a …

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Eclipse

Eclipse 2017

The 2017 Eclipse is August 21!  A lot of information and misinformation is “out there”. Visit the special eclipse page prepared by NASA for information, safety, and the science!  Next eclipse for the lower 48, is 2024. NASA ECLIPSE INFORMATION

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