Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Wright Brothers National Memorial, both national parks on the Outer Banks, will virtually celebrate in December three special anniversaries.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, in partnership with the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and Outer Banks Forever, will celebrate Dec. 16 the 150th anniversary of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse’s first lighting and the 150th anniversary of Dare County.
The lighthouse was first lit on December 16, 1870. The event will begin around with a livestream view of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, followed by a 20-30-minute video broadcast of speeches. The video will feature Superintendent David Hallac, elected officials and historians.
The Wright Brothers National Memorial, in partnership with First Flight Society and Outer Banks Forever, will commemorate on Dec. 17 the 117th anniversary of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s first heavier-than-air, controlled, powered flight. Park entrance fees will be waived on the first flight anniversary.
Additional details about each event, including specific times and lists of speakers, will be announced in early December.