Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center Reopens
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?
On October 24, 1911, at Kitty Hawk, NC, Orville Wright established a new world soaring record in a 50 mile-per-hour wind of nine minutes and forty-five seconds. This remained a world’s record for 10 years.