MOHAI Minutes are a series of short videos that take viewers on a time traveling journey to some of Seattle's most fascinating historic locales. Through 44 episodes, hosts Helen and Peder explore everything from West Seattle's old growth forest in Schmitz Park to the iconic ferries that connect Seattle and Bainbridge Island. And each in less than five minutes! This unique history project is the proud recipient of three awards: the 2011 Technology Award from the Association of King County Historical Organizations; the 2011 Award of Excellence from the Washington Museum Association, and the 2011 Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). View them all on the MOHAI Youtube page.
May Minute: Ruby Chow
Part of MOHAI's mission is to provide teach people about the past to inspire them to work towards a better future. One particularly inspiring story is that of Ruby Chow, local Seattle restauranteur turned politician. Both through her namesake restaurant, Ruby Chow's, and her social activism she did a lot to make Seattle the city is today. Learn more in this MOHAI minute.