Seattle's Past

It's raining here today. I know what your thinking, "uh, no kidding Heather, you live in Seattle." Okay, fine, but I say, who cares if it rains, you just need to know what to do to keep entertained. For instance, a few weekends ago, Josh and I hit up a museum here called MOHAI

MOHAI = the Museum Of History And Industry. Not only is is a fun word to say, but the building is neat, too. It sits right on the edge of Lake Union. Apparently, the building was originally the Naval Reserve Armory built in 1941-2, with Moderne and Art Deco features. 

 MOHAI

MOHAI

That's the outside of MOHAI; the inside is also very interesting. It's true to its name and houses the history of Seattle. The majority of the museum is on the second floor. The exhibit is setup in way where you walk through the history. It starts out with the Native Americans that lived in this area, and the first settlers, and ends basically at present day. I goes over the logging and shipbuilding industries. Did you know it was the gateway to the Alaska Klondike Gold Rush? 

We ended up spending much more time there than we thought - probably about 3 hours. And it could have been longer, if we read absolutely every sign and go through all the exhibits in-depth. 

Here's some photos from the exhibits -including Lincoln Toe Truck (as in towing), the first UPS truck, a Ford truck (yup, Model T Fords were built here for a while), and a US Mail plane. Cool stuff.

 Inside MOHAI

Inside MOHAI

So next time you're in Seattle and you find that it's raining, feel free to check out MOHAI.