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January 21, 2016
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Celebrate the Innovation and Creativity Of the Pacific Northwest This Winter and Spring at MOHAI with Seattle Antifreeze, History Café and More

January 21, 2016

SEATTLE, WA – Join the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) this winter and spring as it celebrates the innovation and creativity of the Pacific Northwest with the popular Seattle AntiFreeze, History Café, and Maker Days. Experience the dynamic sounds of hip-hop as local DJ’s spin vinyl during The Saturday Spin, inspired by MOHAI’s vibrant special exhibition The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop now showing at the museum through May 1.

Upcoming Programs and Events

Details are subject to change, and additional programs and events may be added. All events take place at the museum in Lake Union Park

Maker Day: Paper Circuits with Pop-up Science

Saturday, January 30, 11 am–2 pm
Included with museum admission

On the last Saturday of the month, tinker and experiment in the museum’s Bezos Center for Innovation and create alongside some of Seattle’s most innovative makers. For January’s Maker Day, join Pop-Up Science to make a greeting card friends and family will not forget. Learn electrical engineering and design basics in this drop-in workshop about circuits, conductivity, and creativity.

Free First Thursdays

Thursday, February 4, 10 am–8 pm

Thursday, March 3, 10 am–8 pm

On the first Thursday of each month, general admission to MOHAI’s permanent exhibits is free all day. Free admission includes: True Northwest: The Seattle Journey, the Bezos Center for Innovation, and the temporary exhibit, The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop. Be sure to check out free events happening throughout Lake Union Park.

Seattle AntiFreeze: Top Pot Doughnuts

Thursday, February 11, 6 pm–7 pm
Free (does not include admission to museum galleries)
What does the recipe for culinary success look like in Seattle? For Top Pot Doughnuts it’s the combination of a unique, secret recipe from the 1920s, a catchy name, and a retro place to relax and enjoy a donut (or two). Relish in Seattle’s sweet history while sampling signature donuts with Top Pot co-founder Mark Klebeck.

Each month MOHAI hosts Seattle AntiFreeze, a social gathering for people interested in exploring what–besides the Freeze–defines the character of this city.

Black History Month Celebration

Saturday, February 13, 11 am–4:30 pm
$7 special admission pricing all day
Explore the culture and history of Seattle Hip-Hop through special film screenings and performances. Participate in a community panel discussion continuing the Town Hall Seattle conversation on the role of Black Lives Matter and the civil rights movement.

The Saturday Spin: DJ Roc Phizzle

Saturday, February 13, 1 pm–4 pm
MOHAI, Walker Gallery
Included with museum admission
In February, DJ Roc Phizzle spins vinyl in MOHAI’s Walker Gallery. DJ Roc Phizzle is a musician, producer, MC, deejay, recording artist, engineer, songwriter, arranger, and CEO of Future Funk Entertainment.

Every second Saturday during the run of The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop exhibit, experience the dynamic sounds of hip-hop as local DJ’s spin vinyl in the Walker Gallery.

Upcoming Saturday Spins:
March 12: DJ Swervewon
April 9: Double Trouble: DJ Topspin x DJ DV One

History Café: Queer People of Color Artistry Explored

Thursday, February 18, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
MOHAI, Compass Café
Free (Does not include admission to museum galleries)
A panel of Seattle artists will discuss their experiences as queer people of color (QPOC) and the representation and visibility of QPOC in media, history, activism, and the art world. DJ SassyBlack of Cat of THEESatisfaction will moderate the conversation. Learn more

Maker Day: Book Making

Saturday, February 27, 11 am–2 pm
Included with museum admission
This month, explore the beautiful art of book design. Learn bookmaking techniques from master papermaker and fiber artist Mary Ashton, including how to make magic books and meander books from a single sheet of paper. Activities are designed for all ages and skill levels. Learn more

Hip-Hop as a Vehicle for Activism

Thursday, March 3, 7:30–9 pm
Cost: $5
Presented in partnership with 50 Next: Seattle Hip-Hop Worldwide and Town Hall Seattle
Join Northwest Hip-Hop artists in a community conversation to discover how they leverage their art forms into progressive action.

Maker Day: Craft Stick Bending

Saturday, March 26, 11 am–2 pm
Included with museum admission
For March’s Maker Day, learn the techniques of craft stick bending with inventor Brad Griffith and make a Flintstones-style toy car or truck. The only thing needed is creativity. Learn more

5th Annual Denny Lecture

The Whitest City in America? African American Influence on the History of Seattle
Dr. Quintard Taylor, Jr.
7–8:30 pm
$10 General public; $5 MOHAI members, students
MOHAI’s annual Denny Lecture presents the very best in regional historical scholarship. In 2016, Dr. Quintard Taylor, Jr. explores Seattle’s African American history and how the city’s changing demographics influence its future. Specializing in African American history in the west, Dr. Taylor is the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History at the University of Washington, editor of the Race and Culture in the American West book series, and founder of Learn more

Save the Date: Fresh Dressed Jam

Saturday, April 30
MOHAI celebrates the last weekend of The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop with a fashion show featuring performances, music, art, and style from Hip-Hop’s early beginnings through today. Learn more

Upcoming Exhibitions

Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s
July 2, 2016 — September 25, 2016

Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of these popular toys capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory and history. A playful traveling exhibit developed by the Minnesota History Center Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s exudes fun with its themed rooms filled with games and toy treasures.

Edible City: A Delicious Journey
November 19, 2016 – September 10, 2017
Experience Seattle’s culinary history from raw ingredients to polished plates. Edible City: A Delicious Journey serves up the story of how we eat in the city and how our urban palate developed over the years. Discover the secret history of food and devour the stories that helped Seattle grow into one of America’s best places to eat. Curated by James Beard Award winner Rebekah Denn, Edible City will be a main course on the city’s cultural buffet.


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 call 206 324 1126.

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