Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) will have a grand opening at its brand new location on December 29, 2012!
MOHAI moved from its Montlake location to 860 Terry Avenue N. in South Lake Union Park due to the widening of SR 520. The new location will feature a fabulous 50,000 square feet of exhibit space, filled with items from Seattle's history, from the early 1800s to its recent past.
The public opening on December 29 is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. During the day, expect live performances by poet Henry Luke, the Chief Sealth Marching Band, and opera singer Sarah Fletcher. There will also be ample activities to join in, food and drink at the museum's café and from other vendors. The Royal Argosy will be docked nearby for anyone to go on board and enjoy food and entertainment, and boat rides will be available from the Center for Wooden Boats, Waterway Cruises, and the Virginia V.
Admission is free, but getting into the festivities will be metered so the crowds won't get too crazy. There is a reservation system on MOHAI's website, if you want to ensure you get in.
Photo credit: Spike Mafford