This month we are excited to once again celebrate a historic day alongside your OBX national parks and the First Flight Society! On December 17, 1903, two brothers from Ohio made history right here in the Outer Banks. By the time Orville and Wilbur Wright arrived in Kitty Hawk, to test their famous “Flyer”—the predecessor..
Legend has it the Ocracoke ponies arrived here with shipwrecked explorers in the 16th or 17th century, and they’ve called the island home ever since. While many of these early ponies were claimed by residents, some were left to roam wild. The National Park Service took over their care and maintenance in the 1960s to..
New National Report Highlights Your OBX National Parks as Important Cultural Landscapes Threatened by Climate Change
Your OBX national parks are garnering national attention this week. Cape Hatteras National Seashore is one of ten sites featured in a new national report by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that serves to educate the public on the history and significance of beloved cultural landscapes across the..
The holiday season is here and you’ve probably been hearing about Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, but have you heard about Giving Tuesday? If you’re not familiar, Giving Tuesday is an online day of giving celebrated each year around the world after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Think of it as the “do good”..
Mike Smith, better known to OBX locals and visitors as Moose on the Beach 104.7 radio morning radio show Moose & Joy, shares his story of why he chose to give to support Outer Banks Forever and his OBX national parks. I first visited the Outer Banks with my parents as a very young child..
Back in the summer of 1993 when my family headed to Nags Head for a week, I didn’t know this amazing place would one day be our home. The group was my husband, 5-year-old son, one-month-old daughter, parents, and six younger siblings who traveled from California, Florida, and Virginia. The age range was 1 month..
This November you can help your OBX national parks celebrate one of the most iconic traditions of the Outer Banks – surf fishing. On Saturday, November 2nd join our community for the first ever Surf Fishing Heritage Event! This free community event will celebrate the past, present, and future of surf fishing at Cape Hatteras..
Hometown: Lincolnton, NC Education: NC State University, History major and minor in Social Studies Education Position: Cultural Resource Manager Where you’ll find her: At the Museum Resource Center located at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Other national parks she’s worked at: Vicksburg National Military Park What exactly is the Museum Resource Center? The Museum..
Your OBX national parks aim to inspire and educate our next generation – whether they are in the parks or in the classroom. Now that school is back in session, there are a variety of resources available to teachers and parents who want to carry summer vacation experiences into learning opportunities in the classroom or..
Hometown: Rocky Mount, NC Education: East Carolina University majoring in Recreation and Park Management Previous Park Experience: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Where You’ll Find Him: Lead District Ranger, Cape Hatteras National Seashore How did you know you wanted to be a park ranger? Growing up in Eastern North Carolina we always visited the Outer Banks..