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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2018
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
wendy.malloy@mohai.org
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Fire Day, Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration and More at MOHAI This Fall and Winter!

October 1, 2018

All events take place at the museum in South Lake Union Park

SEATTLE, WA – Get out of the cold and damp weather this winter and visit Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI).  Enjoy dynamic programs, exhibitions and special events that explore many aspects of Seattle’s past and present, from history and culture to technology and innovation.

Explore the museum’s ongoing programs including the popular History Café, Behind the Seams, and our annual Fire Day this Saturday (October 6). Experience a rare peek into the Great War in the special exhibit WW1 America on view at the museum through February 10, 2019 as it tells an important story of Seattle’s journey through this turbulent era.

Mark your calendar for MOHAI’s Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration Weekend, Saturday

Nov. 10-Monday Nov. 12. Details can be found in the museum’s online calendar at mohai.org and below.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS:

Details are subject to change, and additional programs and events may be added. For disability accommodations, please contact programs@mohai.org two weeks prior to the event.

SAT OCT 6

Fire Day at MOHAI

10 am–2 pm

Free access to Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium during event hours

Your firefighters-in-training will love everything about this family-friendly event, co-presented with the Seattle Fire Department. Try on gear, learn fire safety tips and tricks, see fire rescue dog demonstrations and even climb aboard a real working fire engine! Kids can also explore hands-on artifacts and historic fire equipment, meet local fire fighters, enjoy craft activities, and so much more. Generous support provided by Amazon.

WED OCT 10–SUN OCT 14

BOREALIS, A Festival of Light

Lake Union Park

Seattle will host its first BOREALIS, A Festival of Light, at MOHAI, including the first international Video Projection Mapping competition and exhibition in the United States. This outdoor lighting festival will take place each evening, beginning at dusk, in Lake Union Park with video mapping projections on the façade of MOHAI. Details at borealisfestivaloflight.com

SAT OCT 13

Living Voices: The New American

1 and 2 pm

MOHAI’s Joshua Green Foundation Theater (second floor)

Free for members; included with museum admission

Share the journey of The New American, from the turmoil of the old country, to the promise of America. The immigrant journey includes the steamship passage of 1910, the path through Ellis Island, the sweatshops of the lower east side of Manhattan. Learn what American liberty and opportunity means to people around the world. Suitable for guests 10 years (4th grade) to adult. Living Voices combines live theatrical performances with archival film, turning history into a moving personal journey.

WED OCT 17

BookMarked Seattle: Book Club and Zine Launch for Teens

5 – 6:30 pm

MOHAI Learning Center

Free, RSVP required

Join the MOHAI Youth Advisors (MYA) for BookMarked Seattle, a book club for teens, to discuss its first round of books and celebrate the release of the BookMarked Seattle zine, a showcase of youth art and writing edited by MYA. Details at MOHAI.org/bookmarked.

WED OCT 17

History Cafe: HistoryLink’s First 20 Years

6:30 – 8:30 pm South Lake Café

Free

Join HistoryLink in commemorating its 20th anniversary through an exploration of the foundation and development of the site and its content. In 1997, Walt Crowley had the idea to create the nation’s first online encyclopedia of regional history. At the time few understood his vision, but since its launch in 1999 HistoryLink has pioneered innovative approaches to historical research and education in Washington. This unique story will be told by the people who built HistoryLink and those who are bringing it into the future. History Cafe is co-presented with MOHAI, the Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org.

SAT OCT 20

Behind the Seams: Fashion during World War I

11 am, 12 and 2 pm

$10 MOHAI members / $15 Students /$25 General

Peek into MOHAI’s textile collection and view treasures rarely seen. World War I had a massive impact on every corner of European and American society, including what people wore. These intimate one-hour sessions led by MOHAI’s Costume and Textile Specialist Clara Berg, allow viewers to discover garments in detail and hear the stories that make them special.

TUE OCT 23

New Program Series: ENGAGE The Right to Vote

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Free for MOHAI members / $10 General

Does your vote count? Is your vote being compromised? As we prepare for our local election, find out who gets to vote, how to make your vote count, and the obstacles to voting faced by some in our communities. Enjoy snacks, discussion, and fun while learning how to directly impact democracy.

On the fourth Tuesday of the month, learn more about the city we call home and how our civic past shapes our present. Meet new people and gain the tools to create change from some of our region’s most inspiring leaders.

SAT OCT 27

Maker Day: Painting with Bacteria

12 – 3 pm

Free with museum admission

Express your inner artist and mad scientist as SoundBioLab helps guests paint with (safe!) fluorescent bacteria. Penicil-lin us in for Saturday and create living, glowing art! Drop in any time between 12 am – 3 pm; activities are designed for all ages and skill levels.

THU NOV 1

Free First Thursday:Day of the Dead: Hosting the Underworld

10 am – 8 pm

MOHAI

Free First Thursday

Celebrate Day of the Dead as we explore the ingredients that bring it all together! From masa and sugar to tamales and candy skulls, enjoy hands-on food demonstrations and tastings that showcase this celebration’s agricultural history. Arrive early for story time and stay late for live performances of traditional dance. Bring mementos of your loved ones to add to the community altar. Generous support provided by the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle.

Día de los Muertos: Invitando al Inframundo

10 am – 8 pm

Primer Jueves Gratis

¡Celebremos el Día de los Muertos explorando los ingredientes que unen a todos en esta tradición! Desde masa y azúcar hasta tamales y calaveritas, disfruta de demostraciones en vivo y prueba los sabores que muestran la historia agrícola de esta celebración. Llega temprano para escuchar al cuenta cuentos y quédate tarde para disfrutar la danza. Trae recuerdos de tus seres queridos para añadir al altar comunitario. Este evento es patrocinado por el Consulado de México en Seattle.

SAT NOV 10–MON NOV 12

Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration Weekend

10 am – 5 pm

Free admission for veterans and active duty military

Spend this important long weekend at MOHAI with Armistice Day programs on Saturday and Sunday highlighting the region’s commemoration of the end of the Great War 100 years ago. Visit the museum on Monday (Veterans Day) and experience the War to End all Wars with the WW1 America exhibit. Presented by Laird Norton Wealth Management with generous support from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

SAT NOV 10

New World Order: The Geopolitics of Disruption and Change

7:30 – 9 pm

$15 MOHAI members / $25 General

Moderated by journalist and television personality Enrique Cerna, this panel discussion explores lessons from WW1 that shed light on today’s changing geopolitical dynamics. Join us as we address this timely conversation with key bi-partisan thought leaders including former U.S. Commerce Secretary, U.S. Ambassador, and WA Governor Gary Locke and retired U.S. Colonel Grethe Cammermeyer.

SUN NOV 11

Special Armistice Day Ceremony

10:30 am

Boeing Centennial Terrace

Special ceremony featuring Rear Admiral William Center commemorating the centennial of Armistice Day. The historic Great Seattle Fire bell will ring, joining Bells of Peace across the nation, honoring the sacrifices made at home and abroad.

11:30 am – 5 pm

Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium

Celebrate this important day with music, crafts and special events. Learn about the significance of the Great War and Armistice Day through presentations by Veterans for Peace and historian Bill Woodward.

MON NOV 12

Armistice Day (observed)

10 am – 5 pm

Included with museum admission

Spend Monday (Veterans Day) at the museum and experience the War to End all Wars with the WW1 America exhibit, featuring how this tumultuous conflict transformed Seattle, the country, and the world. Making its West Coast debut at MOHAI, the exhibit tells the extraordinary stories of Americans—both the legendary and the unsung—during this turbulent time.

SAT NOV 17

Living Voices: Native Vision

1 and 2 pm

MOHAI’s Joshua Green Foundation Theater (second floor)

Free for members; included with museum admission

A Navajo girl explores her family’s past while struggling to keep her culture in a government-run boarding school. Her vision of becoming a modern healer in a changing world is brought to life as her community joins the U.S. in World War II. Suitable for guests 10 years (4th grade) to adult. Living Voices combines live theatrical performances with archival film, turning history into a moving personal journey.

SAT NOV 24

Greet the Season

10 am – 8 pm

Free for MOHAI members. Included with museum Admission. Park activities free. Complimentary access to MOHAI’s Grand Atrium from 5–8 pm

Kick off the holiday season at Lake Union Park with MOHAI. Enjoy a special showing of model trains, courtesy of the 4th division, Pacific Northwest Region of the National Model Railroad Association. Join us for a special holiday event at the MOHAI Store and get local gifts for the whole family. In the evening, learn about the true story of the World War I Christmas Truce. End the day with musical accompaniment and viewing of the Argosy Christmas Ship™. Participate in family friendly activities throughout the park all day, including the Center for Wooden Boats and the Historic Ships Wharf. Generous support provided by Amazon.

TUE NOV 27

ENGAGE: The Art of Protest

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Free for MOHAI members / $10 General

Since 2016, many Americans have participated in protests for the first time. Learn about our region’s rich history of protest art while producing your own artistic resistance. Enjoy snacks, discussion, and fun while learning how to directly impact democracy.

On the fourth Tuesday of the month, learn more about the city we call home and how our civic past shapes our present. Meet new people and gain the tools to create change from some of our region’s most inspiring leaders.

TUE DEC 4

Dissent: Patriotism or Treason?

7 – 8:30 pm

$5 MOHAI members / $10 General

Can the act of thinking be made a crime? According to local radical Louise Olivereau, the Espionage Act of 1917 did just that. Olivereau opposed U.S. involvement in World War I and encouraged men to refuse to fight. This act of dissent led to her conviction under the Espionage Act. The right to dissent is seen by some as an act of treason, and by others as an act of patriotism. Join civil liberties experts and historian, Lorraine McConaghy to explore patriotism, pacifism, and the limits of free speech. Begin the evening with a special performance of WW1 music performed by a quartet from Orchestra Seattle and Seattle Chamber Singers. Performance starts at 6:30 pm.

THU DEC 7

Free First Thursday

10 am – 8 pm

MOHAI

On the first Thursday of each month, general admission to MOHAI’s permanent exhibits is free all day. Be sure to check out the free events in Lake Union Park.

SAT DEC 15

Living Voices: Klondike: The Last Adventure

1 and 2 pm

MOHAI’s Joshua Green Foundation Theater (second floor)

Free for members; included with museum admission

The promise of riches and a new life during a time of turmoil drives one young woman to join a worldwide stampede in the last grand adventure of the 19th century. Living Voices combines live theatrical performances with archival film, turning history into a moving personal journey.

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. (WW1 America is accessible at a special rate on first Thursdays of $14.95 for adults, $12.95 for students/seniors, and free for active duty military and veterans). Admission to WW1 America 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 www.mohai.org or call (206) 324-1126.

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