Museum Of History And Industry

Seattle, Washington

860 Terry Ave N in Lake Union Park

Seattle's Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) tells the story of Seattle from before the arrival of its first pioneers through its latest high tech success stories. The exhibits mix traditional history with collections associated with major events like the 1889 Great Seattle Fire and the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Local kitsch gets its share of space as does a collection of Microsoft products and the computers that ran them that will take early computer users on a trip through time.

Less obvious to the casual visitor is the museum's collection of more than 3 million historic photographs, as well as manuscripts, books, maps, films and other historic media.

The museum is well worth a couple hours and can be easily reached from downtown Seattle via the South Lake Union streetcar - although it's an easy walk along Westlake Avenue to Lake Union Park and the museum.

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The Rainier Brewing Company sign is among Seattle's historic artifacts on display.

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