Light Up the Globe!

MOHAI’s newest artifact is one of Seattle’s most beloved icons—the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Globe.


Photo credit: Josh Trujillo/

The Story of the Globe

The 18.5 ton landmark has been a familiar sight to Seattleites since it was first hoisted to the top of the P-I building in 1948. Now, thanks to the efforts of the City of Seattle and the Hearst Corporation, MOHAI becomes the steward of the Globe and it will stay in Seattle permanently.

MOHAI invites the community to be a part of this next phase of the Globe’s journey to bring the Globe back to its former glory. The Globe Fund will provide the resources to make initial repairs to the Globe’s neon.

Be a part of the Globe’s future and make your donation now.


The P-I globe prepares for installation, 1948. Photo: File / SL

An Invitation to Help

The museum will care for and maintain the Globe and lead the much-needed restoration efforts. After more than 60 years of exposure to the elements, the Globe is desperately in need of work, including the neon tubes, exterior paint, and internal mechanical repair.

When you donate to the Globe Fund, you will be part of the story. 

Click here to make your gift now.

Or mail your check to:
MOHAI, Attn: Globe Fund, PO Box 80816, Seattle, WA 98108.

Questions about donating? Call Leonard Garfield at 206-324-1126 x 132.