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A visit to Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)

(Friday) What a full day! Cousin Tom has been my tour guide and today we visited MOHAI. We, actually, had two venues on our list but MOHAI was so interesting we spent the entire day there. It is a 'Seattle Specific' museum which chronicles the city's development from early pre-Gold Rush days to modern Seattle, the bustling metropolis. The building is on the shores of Lake Washington. A busy part of Seattle near the Space Needle, it has docks for scenic cruise boats, a seaplane terminal, and a marina for cruisers and yachts. These seaplanes were taking off every 20 minutes all day long and the marina had sailing classes for kids going on. Really a beautiful spot.

The museum building was large and consisted of 4 floors of exhibits, displayed in dozens of alcoves covering topics, such as, Native Ground, Early Encounters (with the Indians), Unrestricted building, The Great Fire, Gold Rush, Seattle by Design, World at War (WWI), Engines of Industry, Moonshine (Prohibition), WWII, Suburban Seattle, Changes, Tech City (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Costco), Visions for the Future. Also, Personal Stories, Boeing Takes Off, Seattle's World Fairs (2). We never did make it to the 3rd and 4th floors which covered special projects (?), and Seattle's Maritime History. Outside there are static displays of 4 boats/ships; a Fire Boat, A Fishing Vessel, A Tug Boat, and a Light House Boat, all of historic significance. By 4:00 pm our backs, legs, and feet were screaming at us so we left for home.

Besides, the Seahawks vs. Chief's football game started at 5:30 pm so we both wanted to get back for kick-off. I dozed off and awoke during half-time.
I'm just not what I used to be!

Tomorrow we plan to visit the Nordic Museum which covers the early Scandinavian settlers. Will report on that later................

Posted by dixter 07:00 Archived in USA

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