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

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    National Memorial North Carolina

Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center Reopens

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Date: July 22, 2011
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

Superintendent Mike Murray announced today the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center will reopen for normal business hours, Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.The Visitor Center was closed on Wednesday, July 20th due to a small fire in an air handling unit motor at the facility.

Park grounds and the Wright Brothers Pavilion with interpretive exhibits have remained open to the general public since the fire temporarily closed the Visitor Center.

For more information call 252-441-7430 or check the park website at www.nps.gov/wrbr.

Did You Know?

Sculpture of John Daniels taking the picture

John Daniels, who was employed at the Kill Devils Hills Life-Saving Station in North Carolina was asked to take the now famous photograph of the first flight. Daniels had never operated a camera until the morning of the flight.