Category Archive for: ‘Announcements’

Donor Agmt Signing

Foundation Continues Monument Care

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”.

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Centennial Exhibits Find New Home

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 …

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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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NC-OH Joint Advocacy

OH-NC Joint Press Conference

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Soaring 100 -1911 Glider building



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