National Inventors’ Day at Hagley

National Inventors’ Day celebrates the genius behind design.  On January 13, 1983, President Ronald Reagan…
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Location
Hagley Museum and Library
Date
Saturday, February 11
Time
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Event Details

Date
Saturday, February 11
Time
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Upcoming Event Dates

  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location

Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Road,
Wilmington, DE 19807

Event Type

Event Website

Description

National Inventors’ Day celebrates the genius behind design.  On January 13, 1983, President Ronald Reagan declared February 11 as National Inventors’ Day.  This date was chosen in honor of the birthday of Thomas Alva Edison.  Some of Edison’s inventions include the incandescent electric lamp, the phonograph, and the motion picture projector. He earned more than 1,000 patents during his lifetime. You can see one of his patent models, Carbonizer for the Filaments of Light Bulbs, in Nation of Inventors.

In President Reagan’s Proclamation 5103, he stated that “inventors are the keystone of the technological progress that is so vital to the economic, environmental, and social well-being of this country.” What better venue than Hagley’s Nation of Inventors to celebrate invention and satisfy your creative needs on this special day. Hagley will offer activities on all three floors of the Visitor Center.  Come learn about the patent process and examples of early American ingenuity in our Nation of Inventors exhibit.  Then visit the DuPont Discovery Loft on the third floor to “Tinker and Create.”  You can take apart electronics, use everyday household “junk” to create your own patent model, and submit your patent application at Hagley’s Patent Office.

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