Thursday, April 28, 2011

Historic Collections at MOHAI

Interested in learning more about Seattle's rich history?

In celebration of Preservation Week, consider visiting the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), which preserves and shares the history of the Pacific Northwest.

With nearly four million historic artifacts, archives, and photographs, MOHAI presents an amazing history of our area, with exhibits such as Essential Seattle: A City Revealed, The Future Imagined, which chronicles 150 years of Seattle.

Consider browsing MOHAI's extensive Photo Archive collection as well.

Within this digital archive, you will find a number of images you perhaps have not seen before, such as the Federal Courthouse under construction in 1939 and fascinating images of the Space Needle during its construction in 1961. There is even a portrait of Dean John T. Condon, the University of Washington School of Law's first dean.

In 2012, MOHAI is moving to the historic Naval Reserve Armory Building in Lake Union Park.

You can still visit MOHAI in its current location on the Lake Washington Bicycle Loop, south of Husky Stadium (just off SR 520 and south of Montlake Bridge). Directions and hours can be found here.

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