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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Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with your OBX national parks

On January 20, your OBX national parks will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by celebrating the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service! According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was first observed on January 20, 1986, the same day as..

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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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Back to School: At your OBX national parks, education goes beyond park boundaries

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..

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