Author Archive for: ‘firstflight’

Inside the Monument

Special Appreciation to the North Beach Sun for taking us “Inside” . North Beach Sun Monument Cover Story

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Our State Cover

Our State

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” …

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The Sculpture

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 …

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The Monument, 85th Anniversary, November 19, 2017

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 …

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Glider Press Release Photo 21

1911 Glider Glider Soars at NCMOH

Press Release Wright glider 1911

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1928 25th Anniversary of the First Flight

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Historical Photographs


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USAF Academy Class of 2015

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NC-OH Joint Advocacy

OH-NC Joint Press Conference

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1911 Reproduction Wright Glider in lobby of the NC Museum of History.

North Carolina Museum of History

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