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WBNM Visitor Center 2018 to the Future

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NPS WBNM Visitor Center Release

After two years WBNM welcome the public to the rehabilitated visitor center with a complete make-over in exhibits. This release provided detailed updates for the day’s events, admission is free this day, October 20, 2018. 18-046 Wright Brothers Visitor Center Grand Reopening Event 10-04-18

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WBNM Home Stretch Exhibit Installation

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The 1903 Wright Flyer Returns to WBNM

Wright Brothers National Memorial, WBNM, welcomes its 1903 Wright Flyer “home” as the visitor center exhibit installation and building rehabilitation enters the home stretch toward the Grand Re-opening October 20, 2018. The visitor center re-opens October 20th 9:00 am-5:00 pm (WBNM park operating hours) after a two year, $5.5 million, rehabilitation that included electrical, HVAC, and plumbing work adhering to …

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WBNM Visitor Center Re-opens Oct. 20th

Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, designated a National Historic Landmark in 2001, will welcome visitors October 20, 2018, as it re-opens after a two year rehabilitation and a delay from the original September re-opening date due to closing and safeguards resulting from Hurricane Florence. A  highlight of the original program for September 29th continued as scheduled, a free public concert and …

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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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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-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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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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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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