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

MOHAI Announces Special Holiday Events, Edible City Curator Talk, and More This Season

October 12, 2016

SEATTLE, WA – Throughout the holiday season, the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) gives visitors great reasons to add history and culture to their festivities. With dynamic and innovative galleries, our featured exhibition Edible City: A Delicious Journey, Greet the Season on Nov. 26, and special events including a discussion of the city’s prominent chefs, restaurateurs, and producers on Dec. 5, a trip to the museum is a great way to spend the holidays.

Special Events

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Seattle shopping scene and pop into MOHAI for one of its many special events taking place throughout the season.

November 26, 10 am-8 pm
Greet the Season at South Lake Union Park

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, celebrate the holiday season at Lake Union Park. MOHAI, The Center for Wooden Boats and the Historic Ships Wharf will be filled with festive music and family-friendly crafts and activities all day. Enjoy special discounts in MOHAI’s Museum Store one day only during the Greet the Season event! Regularly priced merchandise will be discounted 15% for visitors and 20% for members. In the evening, catch the launch of the Argosy Christmas Ship Festival. Please see the website for up-to-date information.

Make a Gingerbread House 11 am-4 pm

Make and decorate a gingerbread house with the entire family during Greet the Season! All supplies, including a buffet of candy decorations, will be provided, and MOHAI staff and volunteers will be on-hand to assist.

Please note that museum admission is not included in the reservation, but may be purchased online or at the door. Members always receive free museum admission!

$25 per gingerbread house kit. Reservation includes supplies for one gingerbread house and space for up to four participants; additional gingerbread houses may be added at a cost of $15 each. Please indicate the number of people in your group when registering; for groups of more than four, please add an additional registration. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

December 1, 10 am-8 pm
Free First Thursday

All ages are welcome to stop by MOHAI at South Lake Union Park. Create and enjoy hands-on activities inspired by the exhibit Edible City: A Delicious Journey. Free admission includes: True Northwest: the Seattle Journey, and the Bezos Center for Innovation. Special exhibit price: $12 adults; $10 student/senior/military.

December 5, 7-8:30 pm (galleries open until 8 pm)
Eating up Seattle: How a City Found Its Own Cuisine

How do Seattle foods compare from earlier years to today? Delve into some of the surprising and delicious answers with Rebekah Denn, curator of Edible City, and a panel of the city’s prominent chefs, restaurateurs, and producers. Panelists include:

  • Ethan Stowell, Chef, Owner, Ethan Stowell Restaurants
  • Kristi Brown, Chef, Entrepreneur, Owner, That Brown Girl Cooks!
  • Jill Lightner, Food Writer, Former Editor of Edible Seattle and PCC Taste magazines
  • Mark Musick, Founding Member, Tilth Association
  • Bites provided by Ethan Stowell Restaurants

Give the Gift of History

When you give a MOHAI gift membership, you are giving unlimited free museum admission, exclusive access to special exhibitions, discounts on museum programs, in the gift shop and MOHAI Café. More information can be found. For more information, call 206 324-1126 Ext 194.

Museum Store

The Museum Store is the perfect place to find unique gifts of great beauty and whimsy for nearly every age and taste. From jewelry and house wares created by Seattle artists, to high quality notebooks, beautiful coffee table books and catalogues, to one-of-a-kind children’s gifts, it is easy to find the right gift at the Museum Store.


Located in MOHAI’s northwest corner, the 700 square foot South Lake Café boasts stunning views out to Lake Union and across Lake Union Park to the Space Needle. Managed by eat.drink, the café offers a set of à la carte items, including grilled-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads, soups, entrees, small plates, and desserts. All the items are made fresh daily with seasonal ingredients. The cafe also serves espresso drinks and a selection of local beer and wine. The café will share museum hours, open from 10 am-5 pm daily and until 8 pm on Thursdays.

Holiday Hours

MOHAI is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The museum will close at 2 pm on December 24 and December 31. Regular hours apply at all other times: Daily 10 am-5 pm and until 8 pm on First Thursdays.


Visiting MOHAI is an affordable way to share the rewards of cultural enrichment and reflection with your family and friends. Current admission prices are: $19.95 Adults, $15.95 Seniors (62 and over), $13.95 Students and Military, FREE for youth (14 and under) and First Thursdays (admission rates may apply for special exhibits).

Featured Exhibit

Edible City: A Delicious Journey
Through 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 two-time James Beard Award winning food writer Rebekah Denn, Edible City uncovers the secret history of Seattle’s favorite foods. Examine 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 the tools of the former Sagamiya bakery.

Upcoming Exhibit

Seattle On The Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith
November 18, 2017-June 17, 2018

Al Smith’s photography chronicled his life as an active, vital member of Seattle’s African American community. With great warmth and intimacy he created thousands of remarkable photographs of life in the neighborhood where he was born and where he raised his family—the Central District. Smith’s brilliantly expressive documentary photography continued until his passing in 2008. His family since donated his lifework to MOHAI. This rare and historically significant collection features an archive of 40,000 irreplaceable prints and negatives depicting African American life in Seattle, taken between 1940 and 2005.


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.

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