MOHAI’s newest artifact is one of Seattle’s most beloved icons – the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Globe.
Photo credit: Josh Trujillo/SeattlePI.com
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.
The P-I globe prepares for installation, 1948. Photo: Seattlepi.com 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. The first 1,000 donors who give $25 or more to the Globe Fund will be invited to a special event at the new MOHAI at Lake Union Park, and a first look at the restored Globe.
Or mail your check to:
MOHAI, Attn: Globe Fund, 2700 24th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112.
Questions about donating? Call Darby Riley at (206) 324-1126 x 139.