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The Seattle Museum of History & Industry ( MOHAI ) presents special features and events that focus on history of Seattle and King County.  

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CityStream: History and Helping Out 1/17/2013
Seattle`s history has a new place to shine. Join us for a tour of the Museum of History and Industry`s new home in Lake Union Park. Even the biggest history buffs among us may learn a new thing or two about the Emerald City. But not all of our city`s history is inside the museum. Nearby, the hands-on experience of canoe shaping offers a connection to Northwest Native American traditions. Plus, visit Neighborhood House, a haven for immigrant families in our city that is much more than just a gathering place for Seattle`s newest residents. Join host Angela King for these stories and more from MOHAI.
CityStream: New MOHAI Location 1/17/2013
The Museum of History and Industry or MOHAI as it`s known around town moved into a new location in Lake Union Park and celebrated its grand opening in style. Producer Feliks Banel took a tour of the new museum and shared some of Seattle`s history with us.
Town Square: Space Needle - The Spirit of Seattle 11/12/2012
MOHAI presents Knute Berger as the 2nd annual Denny Lecturer, sharing stories about his time spent as the Space Needle`s Writer-in-Residence.
Dr. Lorraine McConaghy: New Land, North of Columbia 12/27/2011
MOHAI`s award-winning Public Historian, Dr. Lorraine McConaghy discusses her book New Land, North of the Columbia, a definitive history of the place we call Washington, from 1853 to the present day.
Shaking the Shelves: Discovering A-Y-P 10/31/2009
Follow five amateur history detectives as they explore forgotten corners of Seattle`s first World`s Fair of 1909, the Alaskan Yukon Pacific Exposition, through a public program run by the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI).
CityPlay Founder's Day Reading 11/14/2006
Join playwright Greg Palmer and collaborator James Rasmussen for a special performance of CityPlay, a readers' theatre drawn from diaries, newspaper accounts and correspondence from Seattle's earliest years. Recorded at Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) to mark the 155th anniversary of the arrival of the Denny Party at Alki.
Jimmy Jazzoid and the Squid-Lord from Space 11/27/2007
KPLU`s midday jazz host Dick Stein (who wrote and directed the show) stars as Jimmy Jazzoid, DJ Detective, in this spacy tribute to the Golden Age of Radio. Also starring John Maynard as the Squid-Lord and Seattle Times restaurant critic and KPLU food commentator, Nancy Leson as glamorous gal about town Nancy Gleason. Other KPLU personalities featured in the show include Robin Lloyd, Nick Morrison, Gary Davis, Liam Moriarty, and Katherine Banwell. Michael Stein joins the cast as the announcer. Jazz vocalist Greta Matassa and her band return, as does the harmony group The Fabulous Fenderskirts. On-stage Theremin player Tim Hart adds the perfect cheesy 1950s sci-fi sound to the production. Filmed before a live audience at MOHAI.
An Evening with J.P. Patches 8/22/2007
J.P. Patches sat down with author Bryan Johnston before a live audience at the Museum of History and Industry for a far-ranging conversation about the life and career of Seattle's most famous TV clown. Johnston, who co-wrote the J.P. Patches autobiography, is leading efforts to build a statue honoring J.P. as a Northwest icon and hometown media hero. For more information, visit
History in Motion: Century 21 8/20/2007
The 1962 Seattle World's Fair was a hit locally, nationally and internationally. This assortment of promotional and documentary films shot before and during the fair speak to the enthusiasm of fair organizers and to those who took part in Century 21, provide a glimpse into the earliest days of the Space Needle, monorail and other Seattle icons. Courtesy of the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI).
History in Motion: Vintage Hydroplane Films 6/18/2007
Hydroplanes were all the rage in early 1950s Seattle, as these films from that era attest. Learn about Seattle's most famous hydro, Slo-Mo-Shun IV, breaking the speed record, and about the Gold Cup Race coming to Seattle. Courtesy of the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI).
Speaking Out! Voices of Seattle`s Black Community 2/11/2007
The Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc., in collaboration with MOHAI, presents a powerful program introducing numerous individuals from Seattle`s Black community who were influential in shaping the city over its 150 year history. A cast of city leaders includes Micki Flowers, Larry Gossett, Carver Gayton, Reverend Samuel B. McKinney, and Mona Lake Jones.
The J.P. Patches and Stan Boreson Holiday Special 12/18/2006
Seattle TV legends JP Patches and Stan Boreson are back, and the SEATTLE CHANNEL has them! Join JP and Stan for a 90-minute holiday special, with newly-filmed material and vintage programs from the Golden Age of local TV. See JP and Gerturde help Santa and battle Boris S. Wart`s evil toy syndicate, and take a holiday trip down memory lane with Stan, NoMo and the gang from KING`s Clubhouse. Starring Chris Wedes, Stan Boreson and Bob Newman.
KPLU's Jimmy Jazzoid, DJ Detective starring Dick Stein 11/24/2006
KPLU 88.5 presents a special radio play written, directed by and starring Midday Jazz host DickStein. Recorded live at Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) and featuring live music, live sound effects and a cast of recognizable KPLU voices.
Grass Routes at MOHAI 8/4/2006
The Grass Routes Arts Festival is a unique event featuring local photographers, dancers, writers, musicians, and other artists, responding, through their art, to the possible impact of the proposed expansion of the 520 bridge on the surrounding wetlands, including the Arboretum. The event, held at the Arboretum and MOHAI, is also an opportunity to make 520 commuters aware of the rich cultural and historical legacy of the area. (more info:
Photos By Phil Webber: 50 Years of Seattle 5/26/2006
Determined to be fast, and first, Phil Webber captured images of Seattle's mudslides, fires, car crashes, gunshot victims and occasional good times for the Post Intelligencer. His entire fifty year career began at the age of seventeen, when his mother would drive him to "breaking news". Phil passed away in March, but his memory lives on at the Museum of History and Industry in an exhibit on display through September 4th, 2006. For more information about the exhibit, History Shouts, Weeps and Winks at MOHAI, visit: To learn more about Phil Webber, go to
MOHAI Presents: There Goes the Neighborhood Again 3/2/2005
Bill Kossen - Producer, Writer and Central Area Enthusiast tells stories about Seattle's Central Area.

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