History Cafe: Innovation in Seattle

Thursday, 15 August 2013 - 7:00pm
Format: 
Discussion
Format: 
Lecture
Admission: 
Free
Region: 
KCTS/Seattle
Location: 
MOHAI Cafe (Museum of History & Industry), Seattle Click here for Map

Note: this month's topic has been changed. We know many of you were eager to learn about Seattle's railroads, but due to unexpected scheduling conflicts the railroads topic will be postponed. However, we hope you will still join us for a presentation by historian Lorraine McConaghy about Seattle's history of innovation.

Innovation in Seattle
As historians, we believe that learning about the past makes the present understandable, and helps us make better informed choices for the future.
MOHAI is preparing to open the Bezos Center for Innovation in October and our staff has been thinking hard about what circumstances favor - and disfavor - creativity and invention. So what can we learn from the history of innovation in Seattle? Let's get together. Lorraine McConaghy will set out some ideas to frame our discussion.

About History Cafe
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the MOHAI Cafe at the Museum of History & Industry's new location in Lake Union Park for lively a discussion about history. Each cafe features a different topic, and invites history enthusiasts to come together and share what you know. Grab a cup of coffee - or glass of wine - and enjoy learning about the past! Please note: History Cafe is a free program, but if you wish to visit the MOHAI galleries, you must pay museum admission (galleries close at 8 pm).
This event series is brought to you by MOHAI, KCTS 9, The Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org.