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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2017
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
media@mohai.org
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Experience Mother’s Day with Specials, Shopping and More at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

May 5, 2017

Seattle, WA – Celebrate Mother’s Day early this year on Saturday, May 13 with a relaxing day of pampering at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI).

Join the MOHAI Museum Store from 11 am to 3 pm for it’s first-ever trunk show featuring gifts, talents and goods created by local artists. The Trunk Show is an opportunity for a wide range of artists and designers to showcase their one-of-a-kind creations. Meet local jewelry and accessory designers while exploring the latest collections and innovative pieces.

Artists will display their work in the Lakefront Pavilion, adjoining the store space. Drop by and pick up something extraordinary—members save 15%!

After visiting the trunk show, take a peek into MOHAI’s textile collection at Behind the Seams: Women’s Suits and view rarely seen treasures, on a tour led by MOHAI’s Costume and Textile Specialist. Women’s suits took on many forms in the 20th century, but their one unifying trait was that they were intended for activities outside the home. Whether meeting for lunch or marching in the streets, the suit was the essential garment of the modern woman. Choose from one of three viewing sessions (11 am, 12 and 2 pm) and stay for lunch or a light snack at MOHAI’s South Lake Café where diners can enjoy 10% off their meal by showing their trunk show receipt. Check MOHAI’s website for tickets and scheduling information.

Edible City: A Delicious Journey

Curated by two-time James Beard Award-winning food writer Rebekah Denn, Edible City uncovers the secret history of Seattle’s favorite foods. Learn the origins of the Rainier cherry, view the recipe that inspired the phenomenal Cinnabon, see treasures from the long history of Pike Place Market, get acquainted with the man behind the city’s first sushi bar, and debate Seattle’s signature dishes. Displays include items close to the city’s heart and histories, from Seattle’s first espresso cart to Table #1 at Canlis.

As our city has grown and evolved, so have our choices about what we eat and why. Though the faces have changed, there are common threads behind the people who provide our foods.

Ongoing Exhibitions:

Maritime Seattle

Continuing MOHAI’s 50+ year partnership with the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society (PSMHS), this premier exhibit in the McCurdy Family Maritime Gallery explores our region’s connection to water, beginning right at Lake Union. Set up as artifact-driven “case studies” about Puget Sound’s maritime industry, the exhibit uses images, models and artifacts to juxtapose historic activities with the modern ones visible on Lake Union through the gallery’s north-facing windows.

True Northwest: The Seattle Journey

MOHAI’s premier core exhibit has been completely reimagined in the new space. The exhibit aims to illuminate how history has shaped the unique culture of the Pacific Northwest by tracing Seattle’s journey from wilderness to world city. On the second floor, visitors meander through a set of intimate spaces that provide a series of snapshots into Seattle’s past. Alongside the artifacts and historic photos, the exhibit uses interactive media that allows visitors to dig deeper into the unique stories and issues that spark their passion.

Bezos Center for Innovation

Explore how innovation shaped our 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 – and ignite the innovator within! Generously supported by Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, this is the place to discover the past and future of creativity and invention in our region. What does innovation look like? Who innovates, where does it happen, and how do great ideas evolve? To find out more, tackle a challenge in the Idea Lab, discover a Seattle-made invention in the Patent Tree, and check out cutting-edge concepts in What’s Next. Through lectures, special programs and changing displays, Seattle innovators share their latest projects and invite visitors to take a look at the future as it unfolds.

Location, Hours and Admission

MOHAI is located at 860 Terry Ave. in Seattle. Exhibit gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily. Admission is free on first Thursdays to MOHAI’s regular galleries and open until 8 pm. (Edible City: A Delicious Journey is accessible at a discounted rate on first Thursdays of $12 for adults, $10 for student/senior/military). Admission to Edible City: A Delicious Journey is included with regular MOHAI admission of $19.95 for adults, $15.95 for seniors (62 and above); $13.95 for students and military (with ID); free for children 14 and under (when accompanied by an adult) and MOHAI members. As part of the Museums For All program, low-income families can visit MOHAI for a minimal fee of $2 per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. For more information, call (206) 324-1126.

About MOHAI

MOHAI is dedicated to enriching lives through preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region, and the nation. As the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington; the museum engages communities through interactive exhibits, online resources, and award-winning public and youth education programs.  For more information about MOHAI, please visit mohai.org, or call (206) 324-1126. Facebook: facebook.com/seattlehistory Twitter: @MOHAI.