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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2018
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
media@mohai.org
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Historic Ship Excursions, Maker Days And More At MOHAI This Summer!

June 21, 2018

From Aircraft to Craft Beer, MOHAI brings Seattle Together!

 

Seattle, WA – From Aircraft to Craft Beer, MOHAI brings Seattle together at its beautiful location at Lake Union Park. Channel your inner adventurer and travel through our region’s rich traditions, historic moments, and groundbreaking innovations this summer at MOHAI. Explore the museum’s signature exhibits, Bezos Center for Innovation, True Northwest: The Seattle Journey and Maritime Seattle. MOHAI has an entire season packed full of activities that combine Seattle’s tradition of innovation, music, and community.

Test your knowledge of history this summer and walk through the museum’s galleries looking for clues to complete a special puzzle. Reveal the hidden word and bring it MOHAI’s museum store for a FREE surprise!

Go for a ride in a historic ship on select days in June, July and August and learn about regional history.  Mark your calendar for MOHAI’s upcoming special exhibit WW1 America, opening Sept. 1. Details coming soon!

SPECIAL SUMMER HOURS

MOHAI is celebrating summer with extended hours from 10 am—8 pm on Thursdays in July and August.

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS: 

Details are subject to change, and additional programs and events may be added.

SAT JUNE 30

Maker Day

Kite Creators

12 pm

MOHAI

Free for members; included with museum admission

 Summer is here!

The American Kitefliers Association will help you build your own kite so that you’re ready to swoop off into the blue summer skies! The AKA is the largest kite club in the world and promotes kite flying around the globe.

 

MON JULY 2                                                  

miniMOHAI

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

10 am—1 pm

MOHAI

Free for members; included with museum admission

 Drop by MOHAI every Monday this summer for this hands-on program for kids 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers. Engage in a variety of interactive pop-up exhibits around the museum all about transportation innovations using sensory bins, dramatic play, storybooks, and more.

 

 

THU JULY 5

Free First Thursday

10 am—8 pm

MOHAI

On the first Thursday of each month, general admission to MOHAI is free all day long! Special programs and activities will be available throughout the day. On Free First Thursdays, enjoy free admission to our permanent exhibits during extended hours, from 10 am to 8 pm.

 

THU JULY 12                                                

SS VIRGINIA V Cruise: Salish Waterlines

July 12 & August 14

7—9:30 pm

SS VIRGINIA V

$25 for MOHAI and VIRGINIA V members / $35 General public / $15 Youth ages 14 and under

Explore the native history of Seattle’s waterways with Muckleshoot Tribe Historian Warren King George, aboard the SS VIRGINIA V. Learn about Coast Salish peoples’ traditional and current uses of Lake Union’s abundant natural resources and the ecosystem’s resiliency in the face of urban growth. All tickets include a complimentary tasting of salmon. Please note: The SS VIRGINIA V ship is not ADA compliant, but works to accommodate visitors with mobility needs. For the specific layout of the vessel or to arrange accommodations, please email info@virginiav.org.

                                                                                                                                              

SAT JULY 14

The Rowdy and Respectable: A Walking History of Georgetown

10:30 am—12:30 pm

Oxbow Park, 6430 Corson Ave. S

$10 for MOHAI and PNW Historians Guild members/$20 General public

Join MOHAI and the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild for a series of social history walking tours around Seattle this summer! This tour, led by Miriam Roskin, starts and ends at the east side of Oxbow Park and explores the colorful past and vibrant present of one of Seattle’s oldest and most intriguing neighborhoods. Since 1851, when the Collins party’s arrival upended centuries of Duwamish tradition along a lazy oxbow river, Georgetown’s social history has been characterized by an almost constant tension between the rowdy and the respectable — evident even today in Georgetown’s residential and commercial streets and sights.

 

WED JULY 18

History Café

Remembering Princess Angeline

6:30—8 pm

MOHAI

Free

Join us for this special History Café program presented as part of Beyond The Frame, a communitywide initiative revisiting the photographs of Edward S. Curtis and sparking conversations about Native identity, race and resilience, art and culture. Find out more at beyondtheframe.org.

Chief Seattle’s daughter Kikisoblu (c. 1820 – 1896), known as Princess Angeline, was a frequent subject of photographs, including the now iconic image taken by Edward Curtis. This program seeks to understand the legacy of Kikisoblu, putting images of her in conversation with historic and personal stories of her life. Curtis’s photograph of Kikisoblu will be on display during the program, along with rarely seen material from MOHAI’s collections. History Cafe is co-presented with MOHAI, The Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org.

This program is made possible through generous support provided by RealNetworks Foundation and The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation.

Sign Language Interpretation is available upon request. Please contact programs@mohai.org two weeks prior to the program to request an ASL interpreter.

 

SUN JULY 22                                                

SS VIRGINIA V Cruise: Plains, Trains, and Steam Engines

2—4:30 pm

SS VIRGINIA V

$25 for MOHAI and VIRGINIA V members / $35 General public / $15 Youth ages 14 and under

Hop aboard Seattle’s historic steamship, the SS VIRGINIA V, to explore the inner-workings of steam engines and discover what makes these powerful machines go. Dive into the history of mail delivery on Lake Union by planes, trains, and steamships. All tickets include a complimentary scoop of Blue Bird Ice Cream.

Please note: The SS VIRGINIA V ship is not ADA compliant, but works to accommodate visitors with mobility needs. For the specific layout of the vessel or to arrange accommodations, please email info@virginiav.org.

 

SAT JULY 28                                                

Maker Days

Cyanotype Sun Prints

11 am—2 pm

MOHAI

Free for members; included with museum admission

 In July, we’re taking advantage of the sunny weather to make Cyanotypes, or sun prints, with local artist Isobel Davis. Learn how to use natural and manmade objects and paper cutouts on photo-reactive paper to create your unique sun print!  On the last Saturday of each month, join MOHAI for Maker Day at the Bezos Center for Innovation to tinker, experiment, and create alongside some of Seattle’s most experienced makers.

  

 

THU AUG 2

Free First Thursday

10 am—8 pm

MOHAI

On the first Thursday of each month, general admission to MOHAI is free all day long! Special programs and activities will be available throughout the day. On Free First Thursdays, enjoy free admission to our permanent exhibits during extended hours from 10 am to 8 pm.

 

WED AUG 8                                                   

Segregated Seattle: Walk the Infamous Red Line

6—7:30 pm

Leaves from Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

$10 for MOHAI and PNW Historians Guild members / $20 General public  

Join MOHAI and the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild for a series of social history walking tours around Seattle this summer!

Walk along the infamous “red line,” hallmark of racial inequity and housing segregation. This family-friendly walk, led by Merlin Rainwater, highlights the lingering physical impacts of redlining in our city. The 1.5-hour tour begins at Mount Zion Baptist Church and includes a meal break.

 

SAT AUG 11

Seattle’s Original Gayborhood Walking Tour

10:30 am—12:30 pm

Leaves from S Washington Street and 2nd Ave S in Pioneer Square

$10 for MOHAI and PNW Historians Guild members/ $20 General public

Join MOHAI and the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild for a series of social history walking tours around Seattle this summer! This tour, led by Julian Barr, traces a queer history of Pioneer Square from 1890 to the present, starting at the corner of Washington Street and Second Avenue.

Hear an important local story of building community and fighting against systemic oppression as you learn about the bars, nightclubs, bathhouses, and locations important to the formation of local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.

 

WED AUG 15                                                 

History Café

George Guttormsen, Forrest Gump of the Northwest

6:30—8 pm

South Lake Café at MOHAI

Free

Much like the fictional character Forrest Gump, George Guttormsen’s life intertwined with significant figures and events and left a mark on Washington State history. Guttormsen defended local author Betty MacDonald from defamation charges, worked with celebrated congressman Marion Zionchek, and played quarterback in the historic 1926 Rose Bowl. Join Bob Royer, HistoryLink’s board chair and partner at Gallatin Public Affairs, as he follows the twists and turns of George Guttormsen’s life and the local 20th century history it illuminates.  History Cafe is co-presented with MOHAI, The Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org.

 

SS VIRGINIA V Cruise: Salish Waterlines

7—9:30 pm

SS VIRGINIA V

$25 for MOHAI and VIRGINIA V members / $35 General public / $15 Youth ages 14 and under

Explore the native history of Seattle’s waterways with Muckleshoot Tribe Historian Warren King George, aboard the SS VIRGINIA V. Learn about Coast Salish peoples’ traditional and current uses of Lake Union’s abundant natural resources and the ecosystem’s resiliency in the face of urban growth. All tickets include a complimentary tasting of salmon. Please note: The SS VIRGINIA V ship is not ADA compliant, but works to accommodate visitors with mobility needs. For the specific layout of the vessel or to arrange accommodations, please email info@virginiav.org.

 

TUE AUG 21                                                  

Not Your Princess

7—8:30 pm

MOHAI

Free

 Join us for this special program presented as part of Beyond The Frame, a communitywide initiative revisiting the photographs of Edward S. Curtis and sparking conversations on Native identity, race and resilience, art and culture. Find out more at beyondtheframe.org.

Romanticized images of Kikisoblu (Princess Angeline) taken by Edward Curtis and others, were part of a much broader stereotypical trope that continues to impact present-day representations of indigenous women. Meet contemporary artists and scholars who resist these colonial narratives, shattering stereotypes and celebrating Native American culture. Complimentary childcare (ages 4+) available during the program by pre-registration.

This program is made possible through generous support provided by RealNetworks Foundation and The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation.

Sign Language Interpretation is available upon request. Please contact programs@mohai.org two weeks prior to the program to request an ASL interpreter.

 

SAT AUG 25                                                 

Maker Days

Fantasy LED Balls

11 am—2 pm

MOHAI

Free for members; included with museum admission

Engineering meets playtime! Join local artist Brian Morris and learn about LED lights and circuits, and build your own Fantasy LED Ball! On the last Saturday of each month, join MOHAI for Maker Day at the Bezos Center for Innovation to tinker, experiment, and create alongside some of Seattle’s most experienced makers

 

SAT SEPT 1                                                 

WW1 America Opening Day

10 am—5 pm

Included with admission

 Celebrate the opening of the WW1 America exhibit on this family-friendly day. Enjoy craft activities, story time, history presentations and much more! Please check the website soon for updated details.

 

THU SEPT 6                                                 

Free First Thursday

10 am—8 pm

MOHAI

On the first Thursday of each month, general admission to MOHAI is free all day long! Special programs and activities will be available throughout the day. On Free First Thursdays, enjoy free admission to our permanent exhibits during extended hours, from 10 am to 8 pm. Special exhibit WW1 America is accessible at a special rate on first Thursdays of $14.95 for adults, $12.95 for students/seniors, and free for veterans and active duty military.

 

WED SEPT 12                                                

MOHAI Fashion Lecture

Seattle Fashion in Boom Times

7—8:30 pm                                                     

$10 members and students / $15 General public

Purchase tickets online

The Klondike Gold Rush reshaped Seattle, including its fledgling clothing and retail industry. Today, Seattle is booming again. How is the tech industry changing and influencing fashion—and what parallels might there be in the city’s past? Explore this tale of two Gold Rushes with MOHAI’s Clothing and Textile Specialist, Clara Berg.

Member Happy Hour
Wednesday, September 12, 6—8:30 pm
Free for MOHAI members.

Purchase program tickets plus Member Happy Hour online
MOHAI members planning to attend the MOHAI Fashion Lecture: Seattle Fashion in Boom Times are invited to a member-only pre-lecture Happy Hour with refreshments and light hors d’ouevres. Not a member? Join today!

 

SAT SEPT 15                                               

Living Voices

Hear My Voice

2 and 3 pm

MOHAI

Free for members; included with museum admission

How long was the fight for women’s suffrage? Follow Jessie as she learns about the history of the women who started the movement for women’s right to vote, the new generation continuing the fight, and those who oppose it including her parents. Living Voices combines live theatrical performances with archival film, turning history into a moving personal journey.

 

WED SEPT 19

History Café

Seattle’s Freeway Revolt

6:30—7:30 pm

South Lake Café at MOHAI

Free

Seattle would be a very different city today were it not for the citizen activists who, opposed plans calling for a dense network of freeways traversing and girdling the city. A coalition of activists, representing communities from Mt. Baker to Lake City and groups as diverse as the Citizens Planning Council and Black Panthers, joined the opposition. Their collective actions succeeded in halting two major freeways and downsizing a third, saving parks, shoreline and thousands of homes and businesses. History Cafe is co-presented with MOHAI, The Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org.

 

SAT SEPT 22                                               

Live Wires: The Cable TV Revolution Exhibit

Ongoing Exhibit

10 am—5 pm

MOHAI 

Free for members; included with museum admission

From pioneer broadcasts to modern broadband, Northwest innovators led the nation in the cable TV revolution. Live Wires tells the story of the men and women who launched the first cable systems, shaped an industry, and changed American viewing habits forever. From tinkerers to telecommunications legends, Northwest cable innovators made TV available to everyone—and made history along the way. What started here soon became a national model for how Americans consumed news and entertainment around the clock. Featuring rare artifacts, oral histories, and hands-on interactives for young visitors, Live Wires tells the story of how Northwest innovators shaped the viewing habits of a nation.

 

 

SAT SEPT 22                                               

Race: The Al Young Story

1 & 2 pm

Free for MOHAI Members; included with museum admission)

Enjoy a special screening of Race: The Al Young Story. Find out how local legend Al Young, broke stereotypes to become the first Asian American world champion drag racer, overcoming a learning disability in the process. Join Young for this special viewing and discussion to learn how he met these challenges and used his disability to become a world champion. Please check the website soon for updated details.

 

TUE SEPT 25

NEW PROGRAM SERIES! ENGAGE

Put it On the Ballot

6:30—8:30 pm

Free for MOHAI Members / $10 General Public

South Lake Café at MOHAI

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. In this inaugural program, explore the unique history and present-day opportunities provided by the Washington State initiative process, where voters can propose an idea that becomes a law.

Enjoy snacks, discussion and fun while learning how to directly impact democracy. Please check the website soon for updated details.

 

THU SEPT 27

Community Conversation: The Reality of Fake News

7—8:30 pm

MOHAI

$5 MOHAI members/$10 General Public

Accusations of “fake news” have dominated the national news cycle for the last two years. Misinformation runs rampant on social media and erodes the public’s trust in traditional media. This is not a new problem. Political distortion of truth characterizes much of America’s press history. Join Enrique Cerna as he moderates an important community conversation with historians and media experts that explores how to find the facts amid the fiction. Presented in partnership with King County TV. Complimentary childcare available during the program by advance registration for children ages 4 and up. Also, save the date for MOHAI’s special follow-up program on Oct. 2, and learn about what the public can do in response to fake news. Please check the website soon for updated details.

 

SAT SEPT 29

Maker Days

Shadow Puppets

11 am—2 pm

MOHAI

Free for members; included with museum admission

 Create Shadow Puppets with artist and puppeteer Dustin Curtis, then put on a shadow play of your own invention!   On the last Saturday of each month, join MOHAI for Maker Day at the Bezos Center for Innovation to tinker, experiment, and create alongside some of Seattle’s most experienced makers.

 

Location, Hours and Admission

MOHAI is located at 860 Terry Ave. in Seattle. Exhibit gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily. Admission is free on first Thursdays to MOHAI’s regular galleries and open until 8 pm July through August. (WW1 America is accessible at a special rate on first Thursdays of $12 for adults, $10 for students/seniors), free for active duty military and veterans. Admission to WW1 America 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.

 

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 mohai.org, or call (206) 324-1126. Facebook: facebook.com/seattlehistory Twitter: @MOHAI.