MOHAI’s digital exhibit explores Washington’s history of democracy

Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry’s (MOHAI) has unveiled their first online exhibit, and with the upcoming election it’s timely.

The exhibit titled: “Stand Up Seattle: The Democracy Project” allows you to virtually explore, and participate, in the democratic process.

“People have given their lives and worked for generations to create self government,” explained Leonard Garfield, MOHAI’s executive director. “It’s an amazing system, but it’s only as strong and vibrant as we are if we’re participating.”

Garfield told KIRO 7 that the exhibit has been in the work for roughly a year, so despite the decision to keep the museum closed they undertook the process of making the exhibit available through the internet. You can visit the MOHAI website, or text “MOHAI” to 565-12 for access.

The exhibit involves stories of people, and groups, that have impacted Washington’s democracy. It also utilizes archival photos, digitized artifacts and quizzes aimed at uncovering information that will inform anyone curious about our state’s history.

This online exhibit is divided into three special sections: Power of the Vote; Impact the Ballot; and Organize, Mobilize, Resist.