National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum, Alexandria, VA
Invent Now operates the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum located in the atrium of the Madison Building at the headquarters of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, VA. The National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum incorporates five engaging elements: Hall of Fame, Museum, Portrait Gallery, Theatre, and Museum Store.
The Hall of Fame features a display of the 470 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees. Large panels present the names of all Inductees, and an interactive kiosk allows visitors to learn more about each Inductee. The Hall of Fame and kiosk shares with visitors the significance of the inductees’ life-changing work and also the importance of their induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
In addition, Invent Now develops exhibits for the Museum which rotate on a yearly basis. The Museum currently features: Exercising Ingenuity: Inventions in Health and Fitness. This new exhibition is a tribute to the importance the health, fitness, and nutrition industries have played in American lives over the years. Exercising Ingenuity highlights the historic advances, current trends, and future technologies relating to a healthier body and mind. Throughout history, individuals have been active in their quest for greater physical fitness, the pursuit of balanced nutrition and the achievement of overall good health. While the current concept of physical fitness is different than that of our ancestors, the idea and pursuit of a healthy lifestyle continues. Through the hard work and talent of National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees, inventors, and innovators, our modern belief of healthy living has been transformed. Join us in celebrating this group of unique innovations, patented inventions and creative trademarks dedicated to a healthier you and let them serve as an inspiration to continue the energetic public debates about healthy living, nutrition and physical fitness. The exhibit runs through October 2012.
Here are a few news stories about the latest exhibition:
Press Release | Alexandria Times | Federal News Radio | USPTO Site
The Portrait Gallery features digital electronic portraits of United States Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison; famous inventor Thomas Edison; National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Helen Free, developer of self-testing for diabetics, and Steve Wozniak, the inventor of the personal computer and co-founder of Apple Computer; and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO David Kappos.
The gallery portraits, through the magic of computer-generated special effects spontaneously come to life, interactively engaging in humorous banter that highlights the history and growth of America's intellectual property system. The high-definition video exhibit was produced for the USPTO by the Invent Now Studio and Aperture Films.
Now playing at the museum in the Isaac Fleischmann Theatre is a 7-minute film entitled "Extraordinary Innovations". This film gives museum visitors a look at the range of creative inventions submitted to the USPTO.
The Museum Store offers a large selection of unique merchandise including apparel, books, invention kits, glassware, jewelry, and desk accessories. Many items feature the official USPTO seal.
600 Dulany, Madison Building, Alexandria, VA
The National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum is easily accessible from the King Street and Eisenhower Avenue Metro stations (Blue Line and Yellow Line).
PLEASE NOTE OUR HOURS:
Tuesday through Friday 11am to 5pm
Saturday 11am to 3pm
Closed Sunday, Monday, and Federal Holidays
Invent Now is pleased to feature the Invent Now Museum and Store located at University and Broadway, adjacent to the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) School in downtown Akron. The Museum features 2,000 square feet of state of the art multimedia and exhibits as well as a store featuring innovative products and themed apparel. Exhibits change annually and celebrate invention. The Museum is free to the public through the generous support of its sponsors and serves as a resource for NIHF School students throughout the year.
The Museum’s current exhibit, Inventive Eats: Incredible Food Innovations, highlights delicious food-related patents, innovations and trademarks.
221 S. Broadway, Akron OH
Please note our new hours -
Tuesday through Friday 10am to 4pm
Closed Saturday through Monday and Holidays
We invite you to join Invent Now and presenting sponsors, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, in sponsoring the Museum and its exhibits. Click here for sponsorship information.
For additional information please call 234-678-6692.