Museum Of History And Industry

Travel in Seattle, Washington (WA) features many sights that introduce the city's history to people. With the strong presence of museums that chronicle the city's natural and cultural history, one will be amazed by the rich heritage of Seattle, as well as the active participation of its community in order to preserve it. Among the many museums that reflects the city's rich heritage, travel to Seattle, WA is not complete without a visit to the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI).

Turning a century old in 2011, the Seattle Museum of History and Industry was a brainchild of history enthusiasts. With the founding of the Seattle Historical Society in 1914, its members sought to build an edifice that would house their growing collection of specimens and artifacts belonging to the city's cultural heritage. In 1945, with a generous donation from Boeing, the Society eventually purchased a property in Montlake that currently houses their entire collection.

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The Museum of History and Industry differs from other Seattle institutions by focusing on the different eras of the city and region's industrial history. The Museum's permanent exhibits feature themes such as "This Native Land" (1792-1859), which describes the area's native settlement and eventual colonization, and "Little Town on Elliott Bay (1859-1889), which describes the early times of the city, as well as the Great Seattle Fire of 1889.

It further expands into "Boom Times, Hard Times" (1889-1940), a collection dedicated to the western gold rush, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Expedition and the Great Depression, and "Homefront" (1940-1945), Seattle's experience during the Second World War. Its present-day exhibit, "Our Own City" (1946-present), covers the American Civil Rights Movement and the rise of industries in the Seattle area.

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Museum Of History And Industry Address
2700 24th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

Tel: (206) 324-1126
Email: N/A

Museum Of History And Industry Hours:
Open Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
First Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
New Year's Day: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day: Closed

Ticket Information for Museum Of History And Industry:
Adult (ages 18-61): $8
Senior (ages 62+): $7
Student and Military with current ID $7
Youth (ages 5-17): $6

Pre-School (ages 4 & under): Free
First Thursdays of Each Month: Free
Members: Free


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