Museum of History and Industry

Exploring the past, understanding the present, and inspiring a better future.

MOHAI collects and preserves the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region and beyond. Highlighting innovation and education, MOHAI enriches lives by sharing the individual and collective stories of our communities.

MOHAI believes that the preservation and exploration of Seattle’s past is essential to making effective decisions for its future. From humble beginnings in 1911, MOHAI has grown into the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington with a collection of over 4 million objects, documents, and photographs from the Puget Sound region’s past. MOHAI uses these artifacts along with cutting edge, hands-on interactive experiences to make history come alive through the unforgettable stories of the men and women who built Seattle from wilderness to world city. In addition to museum exhibits, MOHAI hosts a variety of award-winning youth and adult public programs and consistently collaborates with community partners on local events and activities. Ultimately MOHAI hopes to connect individuals with our region’s rich history and inspire them to continue to make our home a strong, vibrant, and sustainable place to live.

Upcoming Events

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March 28, 12:00 pm

Maker Day: Making Puppets

Join Half Pint Puppets as they show us how to create puppets out of fleece, fur, and other fun odds and ends!

MOHAI Maker Days explore what it takes to be an innovator. Join us on the last Saturday of each month for a drop-in event that features Seattle’s most innovative makers. From art to crafts to technology–come explore the endless possibilities of maker culture.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: Included with museum admission / Free for MOHAI members

April 14, 7:00 pm

Learning from Earth Day 50 Years Later with Derek Hoshiko

With record breaking temperatures, rising sea levels, and melting ice caps, the 1970 call for an Earth Day of environmental action has never been more relevant.

From science to policy to activism, how has our state grappled with these issues over the past 50 years and what do we do next?

Join local climate activist and community organizer Derek Hoshiko to explore what we can learn from the history of environmentalism, and how we can face the present climate crisis.

For disability accommodations, please contact two weeks prior to the event.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: $10 for MOHAI members / $15 general public

April 15, 6:30 pm

History Café: Protest, Conspiracy, and the Seattle 7

Fifty years ago, several young Seattleites were served with federal indictments for conspiracy and intent to riot after a demonstration at which two were not present and none were arrested. Some had not met one another until their indictment.

Their trial in the winter of 1970 showcased high courtroom drama (and humor) reminiscent of the highly publicized trial of the Chicago 7.

Join Protest on Trial author Kit Bakke and Seattle 7 defendants Joe Kelly and Roger Lippman to learn more about these historic events, both inside and outside the courtroom.

For disability accommodations, please contact two weeks prior to the event.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: Free

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