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NIHF Partners with Google to Take Museum Digital

110 partner institutions from 23 countries will be brought together in the “Once Upon a Try” project from Google Arts & Culture. 247 items and artifacts from the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum are featured in 10 exhibits. 1,800 institutions from 80 countries are featured on the Google Arts & Culture platform.
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New National Inventors Hall of Fame Exhibit Celebrates 10 Millionth U.S. Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – June 20, 2018 – United States patent history was made on June 19, when the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S. Patent No. 10,000,000 for the invention “Coherent LADAR Using Intra-Pixel Quadrature Detection” by Joseph Marron.
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‘Visionary Veterans’ Exhibit Honors National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Who Served in WWI

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Oct. 31, 2017 – 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I, also referred to as “The Great War” or “The War to End All Wars.” In recognition of this centennial, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® Museum announces a new exhibit — “Visionary Veterans: Honoring Inductees Who Served in World War I.”
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Higgins Boat Makes Another Landing

This June commemorates the 75th anniversary of the historic D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy during World War II.

Young Inventors Follow Einstein

Albert Einstein said, "Creativity is intelligence having fun." All three attributes were evident at the Belvoir Home Educators’ STEM class at the Fairfax Village Clubhouse, Jan. 30, as students clustered into noisy huddles while they wired, glued and assembled their inventions.

Local Companies Exhibit at World’s Largest Technology Show

As self-driving vehicles were taking to the streets of Las Vegas, one local vehicle was getting some attention of its own during the recently concluded 2019 CES technology show.

10 Places Every Member of Your Family Will Love

Family travel not only creates lasting memories, but it also offers the kind of flexibility that lets everyone have a great trip. When mom and dad need some alone time, grandma and grandpa can step in. And when little ones are having fun at a kids’ club, the grown-ups can bond over shared passions such as golf, museum- and gallery-hopping, or dining on local cuisine. Here are 10 places in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Caribbean that the whole group will love...

How to Get Into More Than 1,400 Museums for Free on Saturday

Museums and cultural attractions top many “must see” lists for visitors arriving in a new city, but admission fees that can top $25 a person can keep families and thrifty travelers away. Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, however, makes museum-going a budget-friendly activity...

Your Guide to Alexandria Right Now

The latest happenings, plus where to eat, shop, and explore. What you should know about the Northern Virginia suburb—right now...

5 Best Things to Do in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Old Town Alexandria is recognized as a nationally designated historic district. It dates back to 1749 and is the former home of President George Washington, making it the perfect place to visit for history enthusiasts...

From Tesla to Jobs: The Great Thinkers and Tinkerers Hall of Fame in Alexandria Museum

Family in for the 4th? Looking to avoid the DC crowds? Too hot for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and not in the mood to seek refuge in the mall, least of all on the Mall? There is a gem of a museum right here in Port City that will appeal to the most beleaguered museum-going house guests, restless campers and free-range young-uns...

National Inventors Hall of Fame Exhibit Celebrates 10 Millionth U.S. Patent

United States patent history was made on June 19, when the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S. Patent No. 10,000,000 for the invention “Coherent LADAR Using Intra-Pixel Quadrature Detection” by Joseph Marron...