Wright Brothers Exhibit Opens at Wings Over the Rockies
December 17, 2023
Today, the Wings Over the Rockies Museum opened a new exhibit all about the Wright Brothers. Today is the 120th anniversary of their first powered flight. Wilbur and Orville Wright spent four years researching and developing that first successful powered airplane in 1903. It was a 12 second flight that flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The exhibit has interactive experiences for visitors like the Wright Flyer simulator and original Wright Model K propeller. There’s also more space, new projectors, larger screens and graphics with more info and context as well. One of the museum volunteers, Steve Bates, made a big donation to the exhibit through his foundation making all these new upgrades possible.
“The Wright Brothers story to us is the quintessential American story. It is about ingenuity, creativity, a family rallying together to create something new and to be able to bring that story, not just the aircraft, to the people, that is what Wings Over the Rockies is all about.”
The Wings Over the Rockies museum is on the former Lowry Air Force Base near Quebec and Alameda. It is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.