Exhibit: Picturing Women Inventors

Marilyn Hamilton invented a lightweight and highly maneuverable wheelchair.  She went on to win two US Women's tennis championships.
Marilyn Hamilton invented a lightweight and highly maneuverable wheelchair.  She went on to win two US Women's tennis championships.

The Smithsonian's "Picturing Women Inventors" Poster Exhibit will be on display at Wright Library December 18-January 18. The stories on these posters illustrate that the creativity of women inventors ranges across diverse backgrounds and interests throughout American history. The poster exhibit is based on the full, ongoing Picturing Women Inventors exhibit at the National Museum of American History.

Picturing Women Inventors is a series of eight posters that explores the inventions of 19 highly accomplished American women. Astronauts, computer pioneers, and businesswomen join athletes, engineers, and even teenagers in this remarkable group of inventors.

Patrons are invited to view the display and build their own invention prototype with Legos from the library's collection. The Lego builds will be displayed in the library.

A young library patron holds up his LEGO creation.
Create awesome inventions of your own out of the library's LEGOs, freely available during the exhibit (Dec 18-Jan 18).  Prototypes will be displayed in the Children's Room.

 

 

Date
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Age group
All ages/special
Event type
Play & Learn

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