January 30, 2020 | 6 pm

SIFPAX: The Mindset of Innovation

The Spirit of Innovation and Freedom Presents:

The Mindset of Innovation: A Quantum Case for Innovation in Art & Technology

 Learn about the mindset of innovation and how physics and quantum mechanics support creative approaches in science as well as music.

SIFPAX presents a panel discussion on the "ins and outs" of innovation and forward thinking by Anthony Malatesta & Dominic Fragman followed by a completely improvised concert performance from the groundbreaking Spirit of Innovation & Freedom Ensemble with Paul F. Murphy, Jere Carroll, and Fragman. The SIF Ensemble’s totally improvised concert will display concepts presented by Fragman and Malatesta.

Doors open at 5pm - The Pax Museum will offer light fare and a cash bar.

*In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for February 6.

**Tickets may be purchased in advance via Eventbrite. $20 general admission, $15 museum members. Online ticket sales end one hour prior to the event.

Tickets may be purchased at the door: $25 general admission, and $20 for museum members.


Dominic Fragman: Multi-instrumentalist and Co-Founder of the Spirit of Innovation & Freedom (SIF). Fragman has gained international recognition as a “musical genius” whose “musical talents are unlike any others of his generation.”

Anthony Malatesta: Founder and Team Lead of NAVAIR’s Power and Energy Division Thermal and Electrical and Modeling Lab. Malatesta is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland College Park.

The SIF Ensemble: Dominic Fragman, master drummer Paul F. Murphy, and poet Jere Carroll. Murphy’s work has been recognized by Oxford’s Grove Dictionary of American Music as a new direction in jazz and art. Carroll was poet laureate for the grand opening of the Mary Pickford Theater at the Library of Congress.

SIFPAX is supported by the generosity of community businesses. 100% of proceeds go to the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

SIFPAX thanks our generous sponsors:

ABSI Aerospace and Defense

ADCO Innovations


Atlantic Broadband

Calvert Commercial Real Estate

Flag Harbor Marine Services

G&H Jewelers

Greenwave Dispensary

Grey Ops

Heron Systems

Holiday Inn Solomons

Island Creek Associates




Pollo Delicioso

Port of Leonardtown Winery

Sabre Systems

Solomons Gallery

St. Mary's Arts Council

St. Mary’s Department of Economic Development

Techport UMD

Tobacco Barn Distillery


February 1, 2020 | 7:30 am

Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge Day


Please contact the front desk (301) 863-1900 opt 2 to be placed on the waiting list and for updates on future scout events at the museum. 

Get your Aviation Merit Badge in one day at the Pax Museum!

We have openings for 18 scouts (accompanying adults are welcome and encouraged). 

Tickets are $15/scout $7/adult, and may be purchased in advance on Eventbrite.

*Limit one scout ticket per purchase. Please no bulk buying for Patrols/Troops.

Doors open at 7:00 am and the event kicks off at 7:30

 Sessions will include:

  • How Planes Work
  • PFG-9 System Development and Demonstration
  • Lunch (not provided, please bring a bag lunch)
  • Flight Simulator Training
  • Career Panel and Wrap-up/Feedback Session

Please contact association@paxmuseum.com for more information or call us at (301) 863-1900, option 2 for Admissions

February 29, 2020 | 10 am

3rd Annual Technology and Arts Expo

Join us as we take a "leap into STEAM"!

If you are a local corporation, vendor, or nonprofit whose mission is dedicated to science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics, contact us today (association@paxmuseum.com) for more information about the opportunity to participate in our third annual STEAM showcase and make a meaningful connection with the families in our community. 

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