Katharine Wright: Pioneer, Educator, and Activist

March is Women’s History Month and we are highlighting some women who have made — and continue to make—an impact on your OBX national parks!  Orville and Wilbur Wright may have taught the world to fly, but their sister Katharine was equally as ambitious and influential in the lives of her brothers, and in the early years of the women’s rights movement.   Katharine Wright was..

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Hatteras Island’s Unique Role in African American History

This month, we join with the National Park Service in celebrating and honoring African American History Month by sharing stories about African American history in the Outer Banks and your OBX national parks.  Cape Hatteras National Seashore is famous for its 150-year-old lighthouse, its pristine beaches, its fishing spots and its waves. What you may not..

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A Mirror to the Past, A Map to the Future: The Freedmen’s Colony at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

This month, we join with the National Park Service in celebrating and honoring African American History Month by sharing stories about African American history in the Outer Banks and in your OBX national parks.    Roanoke Island, 8 miles wide and two miles long, sits tucked between the North Carolina mainland and the barrier islands that make up the..

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2019 First Flight Anniversary Event Celebrates 70th Anniversary of the end of the Berlin Airlift

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..

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Meet Your Park Ranger: Jami Lanier

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..

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