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August 19, 2014
National Park Service Founders Day - August 25
Monday, August 25, 2014 is National Park Service Founders Day and Acting Superintendent Kym Hall invites the public to experience their national parks here on the Outer Banks; Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial. Special Founders Day programs will be offered at each site.

August 12, 2014
National Aviation Day Celebration 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 will be a family fun day as the National Park Service and First Flight Society, a park partner, celebrate National Aviation Day at Wright Brothers National Memorial, the birthplace of modern aviation.

May 16, 2014
NPS Summer Visitor Center Hours and Programs Begin May 23
Summer is almost upon us and the National Park Service Outer Banks Group is ready with a summer schedule full of a variety of programs for park visitors, including history talks, nature walks, recreational programs, and a multitude of children’s programs. The summer schedule runs from May 23 – September 1, 2014.

April 24, 2014
2014 Spring Program Schedule Announced
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial will run spring programs from Monday, April 28, through Thursday, May 22, 2014.

April 14, 2014
national park week is april 19 - 27
During this year’s National Park Week, April 19-27, Superintendent Barclay Trimble invites the public to experience their national parks across the country, and those here on the Outer Banks.

February 24, 2014
NPS Honors Longtime Volunteer Fred Hattman
Outer Banks Group Superintendent Barclay Trimble recently recognized and honored Fred Hattman for his tremendous dedication and over 5,600 hours of service to Wright Brothers National Memorial.

February 07, 2014
February 15 - 17 is Fee Free Weekend at Wright Brothers NM
Wright Brothers National Memorial will be joining national park sites across the country in celebrating the Presidents’ Day holiday by waiving admission fees Saturday through Monday, February 15, 16, and 17, 2014.

January 28, 2014
Outer Banks Group Parks Closed Due to Winter Storm
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning and a Wind Advisory in effect for the region affecting the Outer Banks Group units, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial, by mid- afternoon on Tuesday, January 28.

Did You Know?

The glider with Big Kill Devil Hill in 1902

In 1902, the Wrights made 250 glides in just two days and tallied more than 1,000 glides in one month. From the hills, they perfected the art of soaring and control of the aircraft.