New MOHAI opens at South Lake Union location

New MOHAI opens at South Lake Union location

Credit: Susan Wyatt / KING

New MOHAI opens at South Lake Union location

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by SUSAN WYATT / KING 5 News

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Posted on December 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 30 at 8:39 PM

The Museum of History is holding a grand opening celebration at its new location in the beautifully restored Naval Reserve Armory at Lake Union Park in downtown Seattle.

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn invited a group of children to help cut the ribbon as the new MOHAI was declared officially open.

It took more than a decade and $90 million to move the museum from its site along SR 520 near the University of Washington to its new home.

"Moveing to South Lake Union is truly a transformational experience for MOHAI," said Leonard Garfield, MOHAI's Executive Director. "We are simply thrilled to welcome the community into our new space."

Among the pieces on display are the iconic red neon Rainier Beer "R," the 1919 Boeing B-1 floatplane that carried mail between Seattle and Victoria, and the big pink "Toe Truck."

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