• The iconic first flight of the Wright brothers in their 1903 Wright Flyer

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

People

The story of Orville and Wilbur Wright involves much more than the two brothers. They came from a large and supportive family, they were inspired by others working on flying machines at the time, and they had the help of the local Outer Banks residents during their experiments and actual flights. Orville and Wilbur’s history is not complete without the stories of all the others whose lives touched theirs.

Did You Know?

Monument dedication with Orville Wright in 1932.

The Wright Monument is the largest monument in this country built to a living person. Orville Wright attended the Monument dedication in 1932.