Wright brothers


Museum of History: Author David McCullough Is Coming to Raleigh

AN EVENING WITH DAVID MCCULLOUGH RALEIGH, NC March 25, 2015 – Widely acclaimed as a “master of the art of narrative history,” author David McCullough has received both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award (two times each), as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The distinguished writer […]


Slipping the Surly Bonds: Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk

RALEIGH, NC December 17, 2013 – On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made their first successful powered flight in a heavier-than-air craft. The story of the Wright brothers began in Dayton, Ohio, where they owned and operated a bicycle store. Seasonal slumps in sales forced the brothers to expand, and they decided […]


Three Sheets to the Wind: On Flight They’re Dubious

KITTY HAWK, NC December 16, 2013 – On December 16, 1959, the Man Will Never Fly Memorial Society was formed in Kitty Hawk.  With a motto of “Birds Fly—Men Drink”, the society continues to party each year from the afternoon of December 16 until 10:45 a. m. on December 17, […]