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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2017
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
media@mohai.org
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Spend the Summer at MOHAI! Special Tastings, Apple Pressing, Maker Days and More

June 20, 2017

Seattle, WA – Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) offers dynamic public 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 programs and exhibits this summer. Starting in July, take an edible journey through the history of Pike Place Market with A Bite-Size History of Pike Place Market. Hear the legend behind the traditional Chinese dumpling called joong, a.k.a zongzi, during Food and Story: Joong. Visit MOHAI’s newest ongoing exhibit, It’s Raining Cats and Dogs. Discover Seattle’s wild food sources on a guided tour of the University of Washington campus in August and roll up your sleeves to make apple cider in September; inspired by MOHAI’s special exhibit Edible City: A Delicious Journey on view at the museum through September 10, 2017.

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 24

Maker Days

Creative Reuse Projects and Games

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

MOHAI

Free for members; included with museum admission

Build and play with Art+Tech+Trash! Tinker with ReUsetopus, an electronically responsive octopus made from re-purposed holiday lights, or build your own mini-mosaic with paper, bottle-caps, and LEDs. Visitors will also have the chance to play Space Oddity, the great escape game from Seattle Mini Maker Faire 2016. Build and guide autonomous “Altoids tin” robots in a race to save the humans.

 

SAT JULY 1

A Bite-Size History of Pike Place Market

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

1 – 1:30 pm, 3 – 3:30 pm

MOHAI

$5

Take an edible journey through the history of Pike Place Market in this 30 minute presentation. Important historical moments are paired with delicious samples of locally-produced food and tea.

Just for members! Register in advance online until the program date. Program registration open to the general public on a first-come, first-serve basis on day of event. Members purchase tickets now!

The name Pike Place Market and the Public Market Center sign are trademarks owned by the Pike Place Market PDA and are used under license.

                                                                                              

MON JULY 3

miniMOHAI

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

10 am – 1 pm

MOHAI

Free for members; included with museum admission

miniMOHAI is back! Every Monday morning this summer, come to MOHAI to learn about farms, gardening, and nutritious foods at interactive pop-up activity stations around the museum. Explore special early learning activities related to MOHAI’s exhibit Edible City: A Delicious Journey, with sensory bins, dramatic play, storybooks, crafts and more.

 

THU JULY 6

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.

 

WED JULY 12

Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal

7 – 8:30 pm

MOHAI

$10 members / $15 general public

Purchase tickets online

On July 4, 1917, amid much fanfare and over 60 years of planning, the Lake Washington Ship Canal opened to the public. Join co-authors Jennifer Ott (HistoryLink Historian) and David B. Williams (author of Seattle Walks) as they share stories about the ship canal construction.

 

WED JULY 19

History Café

“Working for People and the Earth” Local Cooperative Histories

6:30-7:30 pm

South Lake Café at MOHAI

Free

The idea that people can solve economic problems by working together is at the heart of the cooperative impulse. In Seattle, that impulse is strong. From coffee shops and breweries to grocery stores and outdoor retailers, Seattle has birthed long-standing and well-known cooperatives of many sizes. Hear from local cooperative leaders, moderated by webster walker, who will put today’s regional co-ops in historical context, and explore the potential that co-ops hold for addressing current economic, environmental and labor challenges.

 

TUE JULY 25

Food and Story: Joong

7 – 8:30 pm

MOHAI

$10 members / $15 general public

Purchase tickets online

All food has a story to tell. Hear the riveting legend behind the traditional Chinese rice dumpling called joong, aka zongzi, from veteran storytellers, filmmakers, and community activators Tay and Val. Eat sweet and savory versions of joong from the local historic establishment Fortuna Cafe and learn about the evolution of Chinese-American food in Seattle’s International District with food anthropologist and activist Maxine Chan.

 

WED JULY 26

Virginia V Cruise: Bridge to Bridge

7 -9:30 pm

MOHAI Virginia V

$25 MOHAI and Virginia V members / $30 General Public / $15 under 21 / 5 and under free

Purchase tickets online

From floating pontoon bridges to a cantilever and truss model that boasts a resident giant concrete troll, the bridges of Seattle are destinations in their own right. Hop aboard the Virginia V with historian David Williams (author of Too High and Too Steep) and explore the bridges spanning Lake Union and Lake Washington.

 

SAT JULY 29

Maker Days

DIY Dog and Cat Toys

10:30 am – 3:30 pm

MOHAI

Free for members; included with museum admission

In honor of MOHAI’s latest exhibit It’s Raining Cats and Dogs, join exhibit partner PAWS in learning to make dog and cat toys using a variety of materials and crafting techniques, from the super simple to the artfully complex. Visitors are encouraged to bring their creations home to their furry family members, or can choose to donate their toys to animals in need.

 

THU AUG 3

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.

 

THU AUG 3                                                                

Living Voices

La Causa: Mexican American Farmworkers Movement

2 pm

MOHAI

Free for members; included with museum admission

In the late 1960’s a new movement changed the lives of Latin American farm workers who fought for civil rights, battled racism and indecent working conditions. Experience this chapter of American history as one young woman balances the demands of her family and culture and fights to see her people free of poverty. Suitable for guests 11 years (5th grade) to adult. Living Voices combines live theatrical performances with archival film, turning history into a moving personal journey.

 

SAT AUG 12                                                              

Urban Food Foraging: A Walking Tour

3-5 pm

Meet at William H. Gates Hall, NW corner University of Washington

$15 MOHAI Members / $20 General Public

Purchase tickets online

Discover Seattle’s wild food resources on this guided tour of the University of Washington campus. Forage for edible treasures hidden in plain sight with Arthur Lee Jacobsen, plant expert and author of Wild Plants of Greater Seattle.

 

WED AUG 16                                                               

History Café

Performing the Past: Reenacting History through Theater

6:30-7:30 pm

South Lake Café at MOHAI

Free

Historic theater and performance are experiencing a renaissance in part due to musicals like Hamilton. This MOHAI History Café panel discussion brings together Zola Mumford, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Tyrone Brown, Artistic Director of Brownbox Theater, and Jane Kaplan, Artistic Director and Owner of Jewelbox Theater to take a closer look at how history impacts theater and performance in Seattle.

 

SAT AUG 24                                                              

Urban Food Foraging: A Walking Tour

3-5 pm

Meet at William H. Gates Hall, NW corner University of Washington

$15 MOHAI Members / $20 General Public

Purchase tickets online

Discover Seattle’s wild food resources on this guided tour of the University of Washington campus. Forage for edible treasures hidden in plain sight with Arthur Lee Jacobsen, plant expert and author of Wild Plants of Greater Seattle.

 

SAT AUG 26

Maker Days

Woodworking

11 am – 2 pm

MOHAI

Free for members; included with museum admission

Learn the basics of woodworking from the skilled educators at Kids Carpentry Seattle, from the types of materials and tools that woodworkers use to important safety skills to practice at home or in the shop. Visitors will have the opportunity to play with wooden toys made by Kids Carpentry and even make their own wooden toy to take home.

 

THU SEPT 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.

                                                                                     

SAT SEPT 9                                                               

Apple Pressing at MOHAI

11 am – 3 pm

MOHAI

Free

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to make apple cider. MOHAI, City Fruit, and Washington State University are celebrating fall with a community apple pressing. Stop by and learn about urban orchards, get tips on making cider at home, discover the science behind developing new varieties of apples, and get advice on crafting the perfect hard cider from the WSU Mount Vernon Cider School. Generous support provided by Pacifica Law Group.

 

TUE SEPT 12                                                             

MOHAI Fashion Lecture

Style and Spectacle in Seattle

7 – 8:30 pm                                                       

$10 members and students / $15 general public

Purchase tickets online

Seattle has been host to glitzy runway shows, opulent theater productions, and grand displays in department stores and museums. Does this mean we are a city of style voyeurs? Explore Seattle’s fashion fascination with Clara Berg, MOHAI’s clothing and textiles specialist.

 

SAT SEPT 16                                                             

Living Voices

Island of Hope

2 and 3 pm

MOHAI

Free for members; included with museum admission

Join a young girl who escapes oppression in the old world to make a new life in America. Experience this pivotal moment in a personal immigration story, and learn about the important immigrant histories that have shaped our nation.

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 SEPT 20

History Café

Living with the Ship Canal: The Environmental and Cultural Effects of Lowering Lake Washington

6:30-7:30 pm

South Lake Café at MOHAI

Free

Join us for a panel discussion about the immediate, dramatic changes wrought by connecting Lake Washington and Puget Sound, including re-plumbing the watershed. Together we will reflect on the long term impact these changes have had on our local environment and people.

 

SAT SEPT 23                                                             

Living Voices

The New American

2 and 3 pm

MOHAI

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. Living Voices combines live theatrical performances with archival film, turning history into a moving personal journey.

 

SAT SEPT 30

Maker Days

Lacemaking

11 am – 2 pm

MOHAI

Free for members; included with museum admission

Explore traditional and modern approaches to lace-making with Lacemakers of Puget Sound; learn about the many kinds of lace such as bobbin lace, tatting, crochet, and more, made with textiles and recycled materials of all kinds. Participants will make their very own lace fish with hands-on bobbin lace and needle lace projects using traditional and 3D-printed tools.

 

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. (Edible City: A Delicious Journey is 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.