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We are pleased that American film icon and friend of American History, Tom Hanks is working with HBO to produce a mini-series based on The Wright Brothers, the latest classic in the making by two time Pulitzer winner, David McCullough.
April 6, 1912 Harriet Quimby is the first woman to fly across the English Channel. April 39, 1917 Pacific Aero Products changes its name to Boeing Aircraft Co. President-William E. Boeing April 20, 1930 Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh set a transcontinental speed record from Los Angeles to New York in 14 hours, 45 minutes. April 8, 1931 Amelia Earhart …
Foundation President, Will Plentl joins NPS Deputy Superintendent Mark Dowdle announcing a $12,500 donation of maintenance services for continued care and cleaning of the Pylon of the Wright Brothers National Memorial, affectionately referred to as “The Monument”.
We are pleased that exhibits from the 2003 Centennial, The Event of the Century, and Soaring 100 are now on permanent loan and exhibit at The NC Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. The exhibits were on exhibit for 10 years in the First Flight Centennial Pavilions at Wright Brothers National Memorial. The pavilions, temporary facilities, have been removed. Some exhibits …
Special Appreciation to the North Beach Sun for taking us “Inside” . North Beach Sun Monument Cover Story
The Wrights of North Carolina! Yes, we claim the brothers as our own North Carolinians. Only one facet of the “friendlier” rivalry with the state of Ohio. The feature article of this issue of Our State magazine recounts how the Wrights’ time in North Carolina, their experiments, and the invention that changed the world in the “Event of the Century” …
The sculpture was a gift to the centennial and Wright legacy by the state of North Carolina. Sculptor, Stephen H. Smith Wright Brothers First Flight Centennial Memorial Commissioned by the State of North Carolina to celebrate the centennial Anniversary of flight December 17, 1903-2003. The Governor of North Carolina, Michael F. Easley, gifted the sculpture on behalf of the state …
In Commemoration Of The Conquest Of The Air By The Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright Conceived By Genius And Achieved Dauntless Resolution And Unconquerable Faith. The inscription around the base of the pylon atop Big Kill Devil Hill. November 19, 1932, Orville Wright, joined by his family, attended the dedication of the monument to himself and his brother Wilbur, (who …
Press Release Wright glider 1911