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..
Happy World Wildlife Day! The Outer Banks and your OBX national parks are home to a variety of wildlife so to celebrate we wanted to introduce you to some of the amazing creatures that call the barrier islands home! About Me: Seal There are four types of seals that can be found along the beaches..
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. In 1890 at a small rural high school in Dayton, Ohio an unlikely friendship was born between a young Orville Wright and..
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..
When Jeff and Jennifer Schwartzenberg took their family to Wright Brothers National Memorial for the Kite Festival in 2014, they knew they were in for a day of fun. What they didn’t know is that their daughter Kaitlyn (right) – then only 3 years old – would create a memory for them that day..
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..
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”..
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..
We’re excited to bring you this new series to introduce you to the park rangers who spend their days protecting and showcasing your OBX national parks. Be make sure you’re subscribed to our email list to get future Meet Your Ranger profiles! Education: Studied Communications and History at Asbury University, Wilmore KY Where you’ll find..