Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) Announces Gift by Jeff Bezos

. August 18, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) has announced a $10 million grant from Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his family, that will be used to establish the “Center for Innovation” at the new MOHAI opening in late fall of 2012 in the historic Naval Reserve Building (Armory) at Lake Union Park.

MOHAI’s new home is just a few blocks from the new Amazon.com campus in the South Lake Union neighborhood, and Amazon staff are expected to be frequent visitors to the new museum.

Seattle has been a center for industrial innovation for over 150 years. From Henry Yesler’s steam-powered sawmill to the latest innovations in global heath, Seattle individuals and companies have innovated new ways to advance human life — from making flight affordable to placing a computer on every desktop to enhancing global health.

And for almost 60 years now, MOHAI has been sharing the history of the region, with a principal focus on Seattle’s innovative people and businesses. In its new museum at Lake Union Park, the museum emphasizes innovation as a key theme in Seattle history.

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