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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2017
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
media@mohai.org
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Spend an Evening at MOHAI on March 21 and Learn How Animals Played a Role in the Making and Remaking of Seattle

March 16, 2017

Meet local historian and author, Dr. Frederick L. Brown, who will show

how the city is more than just human

WHAT: Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) is pleased to welcome Dr. Frederick L. Brown, local historian and author, for an engaging conversation about the role animals have served in Seattle’s growth.

WHEN: March 21, 7 – 8 pm

WHERE: MOHAI 860 Terry Avenue, Seattle

DETAILS: MOHAI’s annual Denny Lecture presents the best in regional historical scholarship. This year, Dr. Brown examines Seattle’s often overlooked animal history, considering how animals of all sorts, but especially domestic ones, have had a surprisingly important role in the making and remaking of the city. Animals were never far from people’s minds as they regulated urban spaces, defined neighborhoods, strove for better lives, and debated what it meant to be city-dwellers. And animals, who had their own wills, often countered human plans. Indeed, animals and animal categories have been crucial to struggles over power, place, and identity throughout Seattle’s history. They were key from its founding amid existing indigenous towns in the mid-nineteenth century to the livestock-friendly town of the late nineteenth century to the pet-friendly, livestock-averse modern city.

TICKETS: $15 general public / $10 MOHAI members; purchase online or call (206) 324-1126 ext. 108

NOW ON VIEW AT MOHAI

In Seattle, food has always meant more than a meal. The city’s journey from the earliest oyster middens to the modern four-star restaurants is a reflection of Seattle’s geography, history, and people. Edible City: A Delicious Journey serves up the story of how people eat in Seattle, and how urban palates have developed over the years.

Edible City: A Delicious Journey is presented by The Boeing Company with generous support provided by Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, PCC Natural Markets, The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, Tulalip Tribes, 4Culture, Uwajimaya Inc., All Recipes, Mike Repass, and Laird Norton Wealth Management. Media sponsors are The Seattle Times, KUOW and KCTS 9. The promotional partner is Visit Seattle.

Image credit: Frankie Williams with Seattle Fire Department horse Dimple, 1922, MOHAI, PEMCO Webster & Stevens, 1983.10.11192.1

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. (Edible City: A Delicious Journey will be accessible at a discounted rate on first Thursdays of $12 for adults, $10 for student/senior/military). Admission to Edible City: A Delicious Journey 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 mohai.org, or call (206) 324-1126. Facebook: facebook.com/seattlehistory Twitter: @MOHAI.