(Photo courtesy of Leonard Garfield)
If you tuned in yesterday for our IG Live then you'll know we had some technical difficulties. BUT that's okay because we asked Leonard some questions ahead of time to get to know him better.
MOHAI is open to the public starting today at 10 a.m. Masks are required for those over the age of two as are timed tickets that you can reserve here.
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Tell us briefly what you do.
I am the Executive Director of MOHAI — so I get to have fun at a big history museum.
What's your favorite part about your job?
Meeting fascinating people —many of them history makers — and learning about the city from many perspectives.
What's your favorite hidden gem in Seattle?
The city's many "pea-patch" community gardens.
Where are two places you'd take an out-of-town guest?
It's too hard to choose, but I would start with two essentials — a ferry ride to Bainbridge, and then a stop at Bloedel Reserve, to get a real sense of the natural beauty of this amazing region.
If you were to give a piece of advice to a newcomer to Seattle, what would it be?
Explore our neighborhoods — we are a city of neighborhoods, each with its own distinctive character.
If you could change anything about Seattle, what would it be?
I'll get political here — maybe a stronger sense of civic leadership.
Who or what are 4 Seattle people or organizations more people should know about?
The Central District Forum, FareStart, AIDS Memorial Pathway (The AMP), and Densho.