Sometimes the best way to know more about the city or town that you live in is to learn about where it has come from and often the key to those mysteries (other than the internet) is by visiting your local museum. The people who volunteer there will be able to give you insights that you won’t find anywhere else. If you are new to Seattle or the state, here are a few places you need to check out.
Museum of History & Industry 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle WA, 98109 – (206) 324-1126 http://mohai.org/
Located on the shores of Lake Washington, the Museum of History & Industry offers a wealth of information from what lies beneath the Pike Place Market to Seattle’s sense of fashion and explores Puget Sound’s past, present and even future issues in an interactive environment. The museum offers family-friendly activities and “hands on” exhibits that will surprise your kids making learning actually fun including Exploration and Innovation Packs for kids ages 3-7 and 6-10. Kids age 14 and under are always free which is a huge plus for many families.
There are three parts that make up the Seattle Art Museum. The main museum is located on First Avenue and features art from contempory and classic artists including Spencer Finch, Sam Gilliam, Christopher Paul Jordan, Denzil Hurley among others, Views from Venice, Pure Amusements, Art and Life Along the Northwest Coast and more. Nearby is the Olympic Sculpture Park located at 2901 Western Avenue. The park is open year-round, features a good amount of larger-than-life art sculptures and experiences places throughout a paved path and it is free. And then there is the Asian Art Museum which is located at Volunteer Park (1400 Prospect Street, Seattle, WA 98112). Here you’ll find programs aiming to present a holistic view of Asia including film, special events, performances and lots of visual artists.
While Tacoma might be farther to drive than you would expect, the trip to the Washington State Historical Society will be well worth it. The newest exhibit, “Washington My Home” presents a “great hall” of Washington history through oral histories and artifacts. Dramatic stories about the first people to set up camp here is on display through “arrival windows” which sheds light on the people who call Washingston State home from the 1840s all the way up to 2015. The “Step into My Shoes” display offers dozens of shoes to choose from that contain audio about personal stories from those who stepped into shoes before you. The “Story Chests” offer hands-on fun with Washington History withing a grouping of suitcases. The Migration Station offers insights on what it means to immigrate to Seattle and the Great Hall of Washington History is litterally a walk through time. Finally, be sure to check out the History Museum’s own model railroad. “Watch history being made as the Puget Sound Model Railroad Engineers club continues construction on the 1,800-square-foot permanent layout depicting the rail lines from Tacoma's Point Defiance Park to the Stampede Pass tunnel in the Cascades.”
Author:Ky DeWald Phone: 206-409-3570 Dated: September 28th 2017 Views: 242 About Ky: With a decade of experience, Ky’s background in mortgage, finance, project management, negotiation...
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