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Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration

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MOHAI is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, also known as Armistice Day. There will be activities throughout the day for all ages to enjoy.

Armistice Day Ceremony 

10:30 am, Boeing Centennial Terrace

Join us for a wreath-laying ceremony honoring the Armistice Day centennial with special guests Rear Admiral William Center, King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski, MOHAI Board of Trustees President Maureen Frisch, and representatives from the Consulates of Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and others.

The historic Great Seattle Fire bell will ring alongside Bells of Peace across the nation, honoring the sacrifices made at home and abroad to secure a lasting peace. Musical accompaniment and a presentation and posting of colors will be performed by singer Jose Iniguez, a brass quintet, and the Civil Air Patrol Youth Corps.

Armistice Celebration 

11:30 am—5 pm, Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the declaration of peace with a day full of music, activities, learning, and special events.

Try your hand at poppy-making while enjoying the sounds of an authentic World War I-era player piano courtesy of the Pacific Can-Am Chapter of AMICA, the Automatic Musical Instruments Collectors’ Association. Learn how the Veterans Conservation Corp is supporting veterans, past and present, and join with thousands around the world as we host the museum’s first Peace Pole.

Presentation by Mike Dedrick, Veterans for Peace

1 pm, Joshua Green Foundation Theater 

Mike Dedrick, Board of Directors Vice President of Veterans for Peace, Chapter 92, will be on hand to discuss the history of WWI and US involvement. From the Treaty of Versailles to the US congressional declaration of Armistice Day, learn more about the history of the Great War.

Presentation by historian William Woodward

2 pm, Joshua Green Foundation Theater 

Historian William Woodward shares historical insights regarding the Lost Peace–the failure, despite Woodrow Wilson’s grand vision, to create a structure for preventing international rivalries from degenerating into another world war.

ASUW Shell House Cruise

2:30—4:30 pm

After taking part in MOHAI’s Armistice Day Ceremony, climb aboard an Argosy boat for a free round-trip cruise across beautiful Lake Union. Departing MOHAI at 2:30 pm, the cruise will visit the University of Washington’s historic 100-year-old World War I Navy seaplane hangar, known today as the ASUW Shell House, before returning to the museum through the Montlake Cut. Free limited tickets will be available day-of on a first come, first served basis

We recognize the service of active duty military and veterans with free admission throughout the day.

For disability accommodations, please contact programs@mohai.org two weeks prior to the event.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: Free for MOHAI members / Included with museum admission

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