Monday, February 1, 2010

Museum of History and Industry

MOHAI traces the 150-year history of Seattle with compelling artifacts, images, films and oral histories. There are exhibits about the salmon industry, the maritime industry, Boeing development, and about the fire in Seattle on June 6, 1889. There are lots of hands-on exhibits for young children. My favorite part was the exhibit about the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, which happened in Seattle in June-October of 1909.

Tovah and Jonah packed salmon into tins- they wouldn't have made the cannery any money at the speed they worked.

Old labels are so cool.

Figureheads off of shipwrecked vessels. They were believed to protect the boat, Hmmm...

MOHAI is free the first Thursday of each month. According to their website they are moving to Lake Union Park into the old Naval Reserve building. They will be just down the hill from the Seattle Center.

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