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Kites and History Presentation

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Kites and History Presentation

Program length is 45 minutes long - additional time added to make kites if participants want.

In honor of National kite month Ranger Sicard will be presenting a PowerPoint that reveals the many ways kites have had major influences in our Nation and world’s history of events.  TRUE OR False; The Niagara Fall Suspension Bridge was created from a kite’s string?  True!  Come and learn about the boy named Homan Walsh who’s kite was the beginning of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge as well other people and situations where kites paved the way for our future and successes in world which we live in today.  For those attending the program and would like to make a kite to take home call the park office to secure the materials which will provided free of charge through the Park. 

Date of Event: 
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Start Location: 
Park Office - 9872 Hwy 105 S, Suite 6, Banner Elk (Google Map:

Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 Hwy 105 S (Suite #6)
Banner ElkNC 28604
Latitude: 36.111200
Longitude: -81.811140

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