Wilbur Wright Day

#WilburWrightDay is Wilbur Wright's birthday. Wilbur was born on April 16,1867.

Our next Celebration will be Saturday, April 13th, 2024!

Wilbur Wright Day 2024

Join Us on Saturday, April 13th From 11AM-2PM!

Our Keynote speaker is Christopher Moore, Curator for Early Flight and WWI Aircraft at the National Air & Space Museum.

Christopher Moore is a Museum Specialist at the National Air and Space Museum. He curates  the museum’s Early Flight and World War I aircraft collections, including some of the most significant artifacts of the first 20 years of powered flight. He also curates the museum’s aircraft armament and model aircraft collections.

Before joining the National Air and Space Museum in 1998, he was a collections specialist with the National Museum of American History. Prior to coming to the Smithsonian, he served as an officer in the United States Coast Guard, specializing in aviation, navigation, and marine safety. He received his BA in European History from the University of California, San Diego, and his MA in American History, with a specialization in public history, from George Mason University.

As a member of the Aeronautics Department at the museum he has researched, written, and spoken about technical as well as social and cultural aspect of many eras of aviation history. He has contributed to several exhibitions, including the newly opened Early Flight Gallery, for which he is the lead curator. He is also a supporting curator for the upcoming WWI, WWII, and Modern Military galleries. Besides contributing to the creation of these galleries, he is overseeing the preparation of over a hundred artifacts for display.

He is the co-author of In the Cockpit II: Inside History-Making Aircraft of World War II and wrote articles for the publications, The National Air and Space Museum an Autobiography and Milestones of Flight: The Epic of Aviation with the National Air and Space Museum.

Participate in the Silent Auction consisting of unique and autographed items to raise money for the First Flight Society

Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk

5353 N Virginia Dare Trail

Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Thank You for Joining us last year for our Second Annual Wilbur Wright Day Celebration on April 14th, 2023!

Wilbur Wright Day will be celebrated at Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/ Kitty Hawk

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Wilbur Wright Day is brought to you by the First Flight Society.