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April 1, 2018
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
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Experience Mother’s Day with Specials, Shopping and More at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

May 5, 2017

Mother’s Day at MOHAI

Saturday, May 12

Seattle, WA – Celebrate Mother’s Day early this year on Saturday, May 12 with a relaxing day of shopping, lunch, and more at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI).

Visit the MOHAI Museum Store from 11 am to 3 pm for its second annual Pop Up Trunk Show featuring a variety of unique gifts and goods created by local artists, including Seattle Chocolates and Glassybaby. 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 and see a local artist at work.

Artists will display their work in the Microsoft Lakefront Pavilion, adjoining the store space. Drop by and pick up something extraordinary—members save 15%! The trunk show is free (museum admission is not included).

After visiting the trunk show, peek into MOHAI’s textile collection at Behind the Seams: 1940s Fashion and view rarely seen treasures. For Seattle women in the 1940s, the Second World War affected clothing in many ways. It meant uniforms and rationing, but it also meant relishing the opportunity to dress up. These intimate one-hour sessions, led by MOHAI’s Costume and Textile Specialist, allow viewers to discover garments in detail and hear the stories that make them special. 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 Behind the Seams tickets and scheduling information.


Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith

Take a photographic journey through Seattle’s vibrant past at MOHAI’s featured exhibit, Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith. Tour the exhibit and see artifacts from legendary photographer Al Smith’s darkroom. Go behind the scenes in an immersive nightclub that includes a video, dance floor, music, interactives, games and artifacts on display, and more. Developed in partnership with the Black Heritage Society of Washington State (BHS), this important exhibit illustrates how Smith documented the African-American community in the Pacific Northwest during the mid-20th century.

Ongoing Exhibits:

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 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free on first Thursdays to MOHAI’s regular galleries and open until 8 p.m. Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith and MOHAI’s popular miniature Hammons House, are accessible at a special rate on first Thursdays of $8 for adults, $6 for student/senior/military. Admission to Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith is included with regular MOHAI admission of $19.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors (62 and above); $15.95 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.


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, or call (206) 324-1126. Facebook: Twitter: @MOHAI.

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