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Higgins Boat Lands at the USPTO in Alexandria

As part of the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2019, the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) Museum landed a restored Higgins Boat today in Dulany Gardens – just outside of the Museum – at the USPTO headquarters in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

The Higgins Boat exhibit is part of the 2019 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees exhibit and will be open to the public April 27 through July 27. Visitors are encouraged to climb aboard the iconic boat, take a picture and check in at the location on social media using #HigginsBoat.

Visitors can then go inside the NIHF Museum to learn more about Higgins and the rest of the 2019 Class of Inductees including Chieko Asakawa, inventor of the Home Page Reader, and the inventors of Stannous Fluoride Toothpaste, Joseph Muhler and William Nebergall!

See video of the landing above. Photos of the landing are on our Facebook page.

For more information on this Higgins Boat exhibit, visit our community events calendar.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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