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The Museum of History & Industry

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The Museum of History & Industry’s (MOHAI) permanent exhibit, True Northwest: The Seattle Journey, traverses through the real Seattle story: from an age when Native American cultures first came into contact with Europeans to the region’s transformation into a major global hub.

Find out how the city rebuilt after a devastating fire, made a fortune in a legendary gold rush, reshaped its natural setting, boomed during two World Wars and two World’s Fairs, and challenged the status quo in the 20th century.


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Through January 28, 2018

Seattle 10 Class of 2017 Pop-Up Display

Each year, MOHAI partners with GeekWire to present the Seattle 10—a collection of history-making local start-up companies. These ground-breaking businesses reproduce their ideas on giant cocktail napkins, which are displayed in a pop-up exhibit at the museum. See the exciting work being done by these innovative companies, as well as how they are impacting both Seattle and the world.

Through June 17, 2018

Hammons House

The beloved Hammons House is on display at MOHAI at Lake Union Park for the first time! A newly designed case features the home decorated for the holidays, shown with a pair of original portraits that also appear in miniature inside the house.

Through June 17, 2018

Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith

Al Smith’s photography chronicled Seattle’s vibrant Central District neighborhood and the city’s African American community with great warmth and intimacy. This exhibit is a lens into 65 years of Smith’s brilliantly expressive documentary photography.

Through May 31, 2018

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs brings together rarely seen objects and images from MOHAI’s collection taking a closer look at Puget Sound history through the stories of cats and dogs. Guaranteed fun for animal lovers of all ages–this exhibit shows the importance of these animals throughout history.

Permanent Exhibit

Bezos Center for Innovation

Explore how innovation shaped the Puget Sound region and changed the world. Through interactive exhibits, community and educational programs, and first-person insights from leading innovators, discover Seattle’s role as a nexus of big ideas and new directions.

Permanent Exhibit

True Northwest: The Seattle Journey

Discover how Puget Sound’s dramatic environment, diverse population, connections to the broader world, and inventive spirit have shaped its history.

Permanent Exhibit

Maritime Seattle

Maritime Seattle celebrates Seattle’s long relationship with water, and illustrates how maritime and industrial activities have shaped what the city has become.

Wed Jan 17, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

History Café: Preserving Neighborhood Stories through Oral History

As Seattle undergoes rapid transformation, the Central District reflects many of the challenges neighborhoods across the city face in balancing change...

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