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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.

December 13, 2013
Wright Brothers' First Flight Achievement Celebration December 17
On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, the First Flight Society and the National Park Service will continue the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 110th anniversary celebration of the first heavier-than-air powered flight.

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.