Mission: By collecting and preserving artifacts and stories of our diverse history, MOHAI highlights our regional tradition of innovation and imagination. Through compelling exhibits, scholarship, education, public programs, and community engagement, MOHAI bridges the past, present, and future.

Vision: MOHAI is treasured locally and respected nationally as a vibrant resource where history inspires us to be our best, individually and collectively.

MOHAI believes that the preservation and exploration of Seattle’s past is essential to making effective decisions for its future. From humble beginnings in 1911, MOHAI has grown into the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington with a collection of over 4 million objects, documents, and photographs from the Puget Sound region’s past. MOHAI uses these artifacts along with cutting edge, hands-on interactive experiences to make history come alive through the unforgettable stories of the men and women who built Seattle from wilderness to world city.

Category: Arts, Culture & Humanities


Events We Have Partnered On:
Revealing Queer - February 14, 2014
MOHAI Grand Opening Celebration - December 29, 2012

Projects We Have Partnered On:
The South Lake Union Grand Opening Celebration

Other Ways to Get Involved:

Visitor Services Volunteers
Join MOHAI's Visitor Services Volunteer Team and help them welcome and assist museum visitors during weekends, holidays, First Thursdays, and busy event days. This is a great opportunity for friendly, outgoing volunteers who enjoy providing excellent customer service in a museum environment.

Ongoing Special Events Volunteers
Join their smart, savvy, friendly, and outgoing event volunteer team and help support a wide variety of MOHAI's ongoing events and programs.

Youth and Family Program Assistants
Join their education volunteer team and supervise a variety of programs geared towards youth and families on First Thursdays and quarterly Family Days as well as other special event days.