You can be part of the Places of Invention exhibition through the exhibition's interactive map. While the six places featured in Places of Invention are special, they are just a few of the many inventive places found across the globe. We invite you to tell us about other places of invention by adding them to the interactive map. The map is growing fast, with pins popping up in locations near and far, sharing stories of innovations big and small.
Visit the map and browse stories that other people have shared.
Then it's your turn!
How can you add a story to the map? Think about the following three questions:
- Place: What's special about this location?
- Invention: What was invented there?
- People: Who made it happen?
Then click the "Add a Place of Invention Story." This will take you to a short form. Fill it out, and check back in a couple of days to see your story on the map—it will be seen by visitors to the website AND visitors in the Places of Invention exhibition gallery.
We hope you will join us in our exploration of the relationship between place and invention. Make sure your community is represented on the map! And please visit Places of Invention at the Museum in the Lemelson Hall of Invention and Innovation when you come to the Smithsonian!