Greenfield Village

The photograph of Wilbur and Orville was taken in June of 1909. The brothers are seated on the back porch of their home at 7 Hawthorn Street in Dayton, Ohio. Wilbur spent the previous year in Europe, thrilling the world with his flight demonstrations. Orville made successful test flights for the government in Washington, D.C. The two men were now world-famous. In 1937, Henry Ford purchased the Wright Brothers’ house at 7 Hawthorn Street and moved it to Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.