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ometimes you're not looking for a scholarly discourse or to participate in an early aviation adventure. You just need a little information on the Wright brothers. Well, we're here to help with that, too.


Wright Resources

While we offer a lot of information on pioneer aviation on this web site, we don't have it all. No one web site does; the subject is too vast. The pioneering efforts to develop aviation into a practical form of transportation spanned the globe. Thousands of individuals and organizations made significant contributions. Consequently, there is no end to the exciting and inspiring stories you might find elsewhere. If you would like to do further research, we can recommend publications, documentaries,  museums, libraries. archives, repositories, and – of course – additional web sites. And if you run across a resource that we haven't listed here, please let us know.

The Library of Congress offers over 300 high-resolution digital photos of the Wright brother online.

Help With Homework

Because we keep up on the standard scholastic benchmarks for our own school presentations (see The Secret of Flight), we know what your teachers are looking for. There is a tremendous emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education these days and the Wright brothers were into all of that in a big way. Review what we have in this section of our museum; explore other sections, and if you'd like t know more, please ask.

Some of Orville's homework – Orville made this sketch of a pussy willow after his high school botany class took a field trip to Huffman Prairie, well-known for its diverse plant life. Years later, Orville and Wilbur would use the same prairie to test fly their airplanes.

Just the Facts

What is Wilbur Wright's middle name? How many brothers and sisters did the Wright brothers have? How much did the first airplane engine weigh? How many airplanes did the Wright brothers build?

If all you need is an authoritative answer to a question like those, then this online-reference is just what you need. Tip: To find what you need to know as quickly as possible, go to our Museum Index and look it up alphabetically..


Neither Wilbur, his brother Orville, or any of the Wright children had middle names. Find out why at Wright Trivia.

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