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Museum of History and Industry @ South Lake Union - free Thursday

We will be visiting the Museum of History and Industry at its new home in the South Lake Union neighborhood. As you might recall MOHAI was displaced from its Montlake location to facilitate the construction of on/off ramps to the 520 bridge. Now the museum has a centrally located home, and it opened to the public for the first time on December 29. We will visit MOHAI on February 7 which is the first Thursday of the month which means that admission is free saving adult patrons $14.

Here is a link to MOHAI's web site which you can explore to see if visiting the museum will be of interest to you:

MOHAI website

Of particular interest is a temporary exhibition titled Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies which is described as follows:

The first exhibit in the Special Exhibitions Gallery will examine Seattle’s relationship with film. Curated by celebrated Seattle critic Robert Horton, this unique exhibition will explore both the image of Seattle captured in films, and how the idea of “going to the movies” has changed in the city over the years. Along with film clips and historic artifacts, the exhibit will help visitors truly engage with the historic movie experience through a set of recreated mini-theatres and interactive games and activity kiosks.

Please meet me in the lobby of the museum at 6:15. I am an Asian male who wears glasses and who will be wearing a hat of some type (beret, black rain hat). The lobby might be crowded so I will bring a small flag (e.g., a blue and white "Windermere Cup" flag or the national flag of Angola) to wave over everyone's head so you know where to gather.

The museum curators say that it takes about 90 minutes to view all of the exhibits. MOHAI closes at 8:00 pm on free Thursday night.

There will be an optional food and beverage stop at Chandler's Crabhouse (901 Fairview Avenue North) which is just around the corner to the east. They have a decent happy hour menu:

Happy Hour

Meet me in the MOHAI lobby at 7:50 sharp and we will walk to Chandler's Crabhouse together.

George Liu


















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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good museum! Sorry I couldn't stay for drinks.

    February 9, 2013

  • Angela

    I am so sorry for the late notice, but will not be able to make it to Mohai tonight. Will have to try another time.

    February 7, 2013

  • Beverly

    I'm coughing like crazy. :(

    February 7, 2013

  • George L.

    Parking suggestion: visitor parking rules at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are not enforced after 5:30. If you don't mind walking a few blocks you should consider parking here.

    February 7, 2013

  • Wendy

    work schedule change

    February 6, 2013

  • jose Maria Caro O.

    Hi everyone,
    I like Seattle and all cultural activities, as well as good food and wine.

    February 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    February 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I visited the old location several times and look forward to seeing the new one, not just once but many o more

    January 10, 2013

  • Jonathan M.

    I went to the opening weekend of MOHAI.

    January 7, 2013

  • Molly A

    Hope to attend another time!

    December 31, 2012

  • Christi A.

    : D

    December 30, 2012

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