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Places of Invention

July 4, 2015 – Ongoing

Museum: American History Museum

Sponsor: Lemelson Center

Location: Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Hall of Invention, 1st Floor, West Wing

What is it about a particular place that excites a creative mind and sparks invention and innovation? Is it simply being in the right place at the right time or is there more to it? Take a journey through time and place to discover the stories of people who lived, worked, played, collaborated, adapted, took risks, solved problems, and sometimes failed—all in the pursuit of something new. Discover what can happen when the right mix of inventive people, ready resources, and inspiring surroundings come together.