2013 Fall Program Schedule Announced
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034
National Park Service Outer Banks Group (Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Cape Hatteras National Seashore) fall program season will run from Tuesday, September 3 through Monday, October 14, 2013.A variety of programs are offered--all programs are free.
Wright Brothers National Memorial:
·Daily, 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.-Flight Room Talk: Learn about the Wright Brothers and how they developed the first successful airplane. See a demonstration of their control system on a reproduction of the 1903 Flyer. Flight Room Auditorium (25 min)
·Daily, every half-hour: Park movie, Kitty Hawk - The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention: Learn more about what happened in 1903. First Flight Pavilion Auditorium (20 min).
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site:
Cape Hatteras National Seashore:
By attending programs and completing a workbook, kids can become Junior Rangers.Booklets are free and available at each National Park Service visitor center.For general information on the Outer Banks Group national park sites, visit www.nps.gov/caha, www.nps.gov/fora, www.nps.gov/wrbr;Twitter@CapeHatterasNPS, @WrightBrosNPS, @FortRaleighNPS; or call 252-473-2111.
Did You Know?
When the Home sank on Diamond Shoals off of Cape Hatteras in 1837, there were only two life jackets for all 130 people on board. Ninety people died. Congress passed the Steamboat Act the next year, requiring all vessels to carry one life jacket per passenger.