The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) is dedicated to preserving and sharing the diverse history of Seattle and the Puget Sound region. This is a great place to learn about the evolution of Seattle as a major city, from the day that Captain George Vancouver first sailed into Elliott Bay through the present. They also have exhibits on the growth of the salmon fishing industry and the rise in popularity of outdoor recreation in the Pacific Northwest. My personal favorite is the Hall of Icons, where you can view the final resting place of some very recognizable Seattle icons like “Lincoln’s Toe Truck.”
MOHAI is currently located in Seattle’s Montlake neighborhood near the University of Washington campus. They won’t be there too much longer, however, as the expansion of Highway 520 is going to displace them. Their new location, scheduled to open in 2012 is at the Armory building in Lake Union Park.