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‘Champions of Innovation’ Exhibit Honors Sports Bra Inventors and Women Who Have Changed the World

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – June 22, 2022 — From world-famous photos from the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup to gyms worldwide, the sports bra has helped provide sports equity, health and quality of life for women and girls worldwide.
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‘Breaking Barriers’ Exhibit Honors Extraordinary Black Inventors

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – June 8, 2022 — Black inventors have changed the world through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. However, many of these individuals have not been given the credit they deserve.
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National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum Reopens

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – May 25, 2022 — The National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) Museum has reopened after being temporarily closed due to safety protocols in response to COVID-19. The NIHF Museum, located at the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Madison Building in Alexandria, Virginia, features many new exhibits for its reopening, including:
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Latest Stories

17 Fun & Memorable Things to do in Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, Virginia has played a complex role in the United States’ history since its inception. Today, Alexandria is a city bursting with vitality; walking through American history, exploring Virginia’s natural beauty, and diving into the city’s delicious and diverse food scene are just a sneak peek of all the city has to offer.

Visit the Reopened National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum

The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) Museum is now open to the public! Located at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, there is something for everyone inside the storied walls of this tribute to American innovation and ingenuity.

Honoring Inventors Who Changed Travel and Tourism

The Inventors Hall of Fame honors many who have had a dramatic impact on travel and tourism. Other inventors recently honored at the Inventors Hall of Fame have improved telephony, synthesized diamonds, pioneered video games, developed the glue for Post-It Notes, and revolutionized phone wiring.

There’s No Place Like Home in Alexandria

Alexandria has for centuries been known primarily as the hometown of George Washington, attracting history aficionados from across the globe to its cobblestone streets and lively waterfront.

How to Spot Fake Products on Amazon Using a Few Different Methods

To spot fake products on Amazon, you need to know how to look beyond the product photos and sift through reviews, product descriptions, ratings, and other data to find the legit and the bogus before you buy, because fake Amazon products are a fact of life.

92 Hidden Gems and Attractions in Washington

The National Inventors Hall of Fame showcases the work of inventors who brought us such advances as antibiotics, audio computer screens for the blind, and that “first and ten” yellow line seen on football broadcasts.

In Alexandria, Virginia, Explore the Beginnings of Many Great Ideas

The National Inventors Hall of Fame has inducted over 600 other inventors spanning three centuries of lifetimes into its Gallery of Icons exhibit in the center of the museum.

75th Anniversary D-Day: Historic Personnel Craft Makes Landing at Inventors Hall of Fame

A restored Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP), or “Higgins Boat,” has made a landing at the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) Museum for a new,
interactive outdoor exhibit.

Time to Pay Your Respects to the Plywood Boat that Helped Win WWII

There’s very few original Higgins Boats left today, less than 20 by some counts, but if you really want to see what one was like, there is one on display outside the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum at the United States Patent Office Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.