Museum of History and Industry
MOHAI is the place to discover Seattle, to connect with our region and its rich history, and to explore your role in creating our future. The Seattle story is told through thousands of rare objects and historic images, and cutting edge hands-on interactive experiences for all ages that make history come alive with the unforgettable stories of the men and women who built Seattle from wilderness to world city. Whether a first time visitor, or a lifelong resident, MOHAI is the museum where you explore Seattle past and present.
Backstory and Context
MOHAI believes that the preservation and exploration of Seattle’s past is essential to making effective decisions for its future. From humble beginnings in 1911, MOHAI has grown into the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington with a collection of over 4 million objects, documents, and photographs from the Puget Sound region’s past. MOHAI uses these artifacts along with cutting edge, hands-on interactive experiences to make history come alive through the unforgettable stories of the men and women who built Seattle from wilderness to world city. In addition to museum exhibits, MOHAI hosts a variety of award-winning youth and adult public programs and consistently collaborates with community partners on local events and activities. Ultimately MOHAI hopes to connect individuals with our region’s rich history and inspire them to continue to make our home a strong, vibrant, and sustainable place to live. 1