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

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

National Public Lands Day at Wright Brothers NM

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Date: October 12, 2011
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

National Park Service staff of the Outer Banks Group, along with a volunteer from Manteo High School, recently participated in a belated National Public Lands Day event at Wright Brothers National Memorial. The voluntary clean-up, a concerted effort by park staff to prepare the grounds of the Memorial for several special events to take place later in October, had previously been scheduled for late September but was postponed due to excessive rain.

Did You Know?

Big Kill Devil Hill ca1900 (credit:Library of Congress)

Big Kill Devil Hill actually moved 450 feet to the southwest during the 25 years from the Wrights' first flight in 1903 until 1928, when the park was established.