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Seattle's MOHAI reopens with a celebration of people power

'Stand Up Seattle' explores the history of local democracy.
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Campaign posters on display at MOHAI's 'Stand Up Seattle: The Democracy Project.'

SEATTLE — After a year-long pause, the Museum of History and Industry is back in business, with appropriate Covid protocol and timed-ticket visits required.

And a new exhibition awaits. 

'Stand Up Seattle: The Democracy Project' explores democracy's strengths and frailties at a time when our governing institutions are reeling from political attack and insurrection. 

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The display retraces the local evolution of democratic movements, up to and including Black Lives Matter, with oral histories, images, and artifacts from the MOHAI archives.

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On another note, 'Evening' photojournalist Stan McMeekin's book of pandemic photos, 'Seattle Pandemic 2020,' is now part of MOHAI's long-term collection of pandemic-related artifacts.

For information about visiting MOHAI, please visit their website.

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