In the Museum: A Wright Relic Surfaces

In the Museum: A Wright Relic Surfaces

Kitty Hawk kitchen in 1902 (Special Collections, Dunbar Library, Wright State University)
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After more studies, we shared our findings with the National Air and Space Museum. Finding our conclusions compelling, the curators examined the table and, convinced of its authenticity, agreed to exhibit it in the gallery “The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age,” beginning last January. Now visitors will see two items crafted by the Wrights: the world’s first airplane, and a kitchen table. Says senior aeronautics curator Tom Crouch, a Wright brothers authority, “This beat-up, slapped-together piece of furniture will help to bring the story of the invention of the airplane to life for Museum visitors.”

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