National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
1st Floor, West
Inventing in America, a collaboration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, focuses on inventions and innovators of the past and present, including Samuel Morse, Alexander Graham Bell, and Thomas Edison. The displays feature early patent models, trademarks, and inventions of National Inventors Hall of Fame members.
Anchoring the floor is a new landmark object, Ralph Baer’s Inventor’s Workshop. Visitors are able to view the home workshop of Ralph Baer, known as the inventor of the home video game. A monitor adjacent to the workshop shows an excerpt from an original color video tape of the “Brown Box,” the first video gaming system.