Museum of History and Industry Celebrates Move to South lake Union

The museum celebrated the beginning of its move to Lake Union Park on Friday, June 3, 2011 with a Ribbon Sawing ceremony—Two lumberjacks did the honors—at the Naval Reserve Armory. Governor Christine Gregoire, Seattle City Councilmembers Tim Burgess and Jean Godden, and MOHAI Executive Director Leonard Garfield spoke at the event. Among the attendees were Glen Milliman, MOHAI Capital Campaign Co-Chair and his wife Alison, John Ellis, former owner of the Mariners, Gerry Johnson, partner at Pacifica Law Group, LLP, Andrew Bor of Perkins Coie, LLP, Jim Kelly of 4Culture, Betsy Davis, Executive Director of the Center for Wooden Boats, Washington State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Delney Hilen of Lasher Holzapfel Sperry and Ebberson, PLLC.

 

After the ceremony, MOHAI partnered with several South Lake Union bars and restaurants to host the MOHAI Crawl, a 1920s themed pub crawl through the museum’s future neighborhood. The bars—neighborhood favorites Daniel’s Broiler, Bad Monkey Bistro, Serious Pie II, re:public, and Cuoco—featured cocktails crafted specifically for the event and actors decked out in Prohibition era garb. MOHAI will move to the Naval Reserve Armory in November 2012.


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