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Invention at Play

Yesterday I was invited to be a VIP guest (I know it makes me sound extremely important, don't be fooled) tonight at the Sneak Preview of the Invention at Play exhibit at the Children's Discovery Museum at the Gateway. I love this museum. If you have never taken your children you need to! The exhibit officially opens on Saturday and runs through the end of August. It is a traveling exhibit sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute. I am very honored to be asked to attend.

The idea of the exhibit is to foster an influx of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit in Utah. The director of the museum saw the article in the Salt Lake Tribune about Cap Trappers and thought the story epitomized "invention at play." And really it does. The only reason I came up with this idea was from playing and teaching children.

I'll let you know how it goes tonight.

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