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History is Moving to Lake Union Park

July 24, 2012

The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) will begin opening festivities in its new South Lake Union home with a preview party scheduled for Saturday, December 29, 2012. Other opening events will be announced closer to the opening date.

MOHAI’s move to the former Naval Reserve Armory at South Lake Union has been several years in the making and a year in execution. Crews finished the interior reconstruction of the Armory building a couple of months ago and the flow of artifacts from MOHAI’s Montlake location and the complex development of exhibits began.

Both interior construction and exhibit development have been available to the public to watch through MOHAI’s “construction cam” 24-hours-a-day. The camera was on as the iconic hydroplane Slo-Mo-Shun IV was raised to hang halfway up to the fourth-level clerestory windows and other exhibits began to make their way through the doors.

The Montlake museum location remained open through the first week in June, when a “Farewell Montlake” celebration – and a drawing for two tickets to the preview party – was scheduled before that location closed for good and the move went into high gear. The camera’s watchful eye continues to oversee the activity; to see what’s going on, go here.

MOHAI programming doesn’t stop during the ‘dark period’, however, as they’ll continue to offer activities throughout the city, including Walking Tours in Lake Union Park every Sunday during July and August, and Movies in the Park every Saturday evening in August, starting with 10 Things I Hate About You on August 4th, which begins around 8:30pm. To see a full list of activities, visit the MOHAI website.

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