Illuminators Share: Thankful in Seattle

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In Seattle, we know we have a lot to be thankful for. There’s the gorgeous cityscape, the buzzworthy dining scene, palpable creative energy, and unrivaled access to nature. But don't take our word for it. We turned to two of our Illuminators to see what they're thankful for when it comes to living in the Emerald City.

Leonard Garfield, Executive Director of MOHAI

I am thankful that in November 1851, Chief Seattle and his fellow Duwamish greeted the very first American settlers to this region, shared basic foodstuffs and other necessities to survive that rainy Fall, and laid the foundation for the future city of Seattle.  It was essentially the first Thanksgiving in Seattle history.

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Intrigued by the fascinating history? Be sure to stop by MOHAI during your next visit to Seattle to learn more about Seattle’s past and present. We recently spoke with one the museum's curators to learn more about his time at one of Seattle's best museums.

Mhairi Voelsgen, Co-founder and CEO of BroVo Spirits

I’m thankful for all the great teachers we have here in Seattle, especially the ones at Adams Elementary in Ballard, where my son goes. 

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We here at Theodore are thankful to BroVo Spirits, an experimental distillery 25 minutes northeast of Hotel Theodore, and our supplier for craft amaro and vermouth. Learn all about the increasingly popular slow-drinking movement in Seattle here.