Seattle's Museum of History and Industry opens

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 28, 2012 at 8:52 pm •  Published: December 28, 2012
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The museum has also added some items that have been in storage for decades, including an ornate, life-size ceremonial dance figure donated to the museum in the 1950s by the people of Kyoto, Japan.

Last year, Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos donated $10 million to the museum for a new exhibit focusing on Seattle's history as a center for industrial innovation, dating back to Henry Yesler's steam-powered sawmill.

It marked the largest donation in the museum's history.

The grand opening kicks off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by performances from a poet and local musicians throughout the day. Visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in activities, such as Salish weaving demonstrations, print making, and a build-your-own periscope project sponsored by the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society.