Get ice cream’s real scoop at the Nat’l Inventors Hall of Fame

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AKRON – An exhibit on ice cream is open at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum in Akron.

Included in the exhibit is information about patents, trademarks, copyrights and advancements in technology. Examples include Nancy Johnson’s 19th-century patent for the first ice cream freezer.

The exhibit will highlight popular trends in the ice cream business beginning in the 1920s with the Eskimo Pie, Klondike Bar and Good Humor Bar.

In addition there will be ice cream stories from the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, an ice cream recipe written by Thomas Jefferson and the inaugural ball menu from James Madison’s presidency where ice cream was the dessert.

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