2018 Events

2018 Events 2020-01-28T17:39:46-05:00

Celebrating the Wright Brothers’ Legacy

2018 Events:





Wilbur Wright’s 151st Birthday, April 16 & 17, 2018 – Celebrated on Monday and Tuesday April 16-17. Wilbur & Orville will visit with 4th grade students in Dare County schools to tell the story of their First Flight adventures and answer their many questions. Wonder if any of the students guess Wilbur’s “true” age?! (This event is not open to the public.)

National Aviation Day & Orville Wright’s 147th Birthday – August 19, 2018 at the Wright Brothers National Memorial.  August is such a great time to visit the memorial. FFS will have an information tent at the park, so stop by and see us on your way to the monument! Our big celebration is planned with the National Park Service for the Grand Opening of the new WBNM Visitors Center in the fall.

115th Anniversary of Powered Flight – Our biggest celebration December 16 & 17, 2018. Wright Brothers National Memorial Park admission is free on December 17 and the Anniversary program begins at 9:00 a.m.  THIS IS A MONDAY, so plan early so you don’t miss it!  No longer a hidden figure in the history of NASA and Aviation, Mrs. Katherine Johnson will be inducted into the Paul E. Garber First Flight Society Shrine on December 17th!