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Exhibits & Events






Program:  March 18, 2017

at the Richmond Beach Library, 2:00 PM 

Portraits:  Pioneer Women of Richmond Beach

Like so many small towns around the Pacific Northwest, much of
the “doing” was done by the women of the community.  Who were
the women of early Richmond Beach, and what were the sacrifices
the made to start new lives in this rough territory?  Come and
celebrate Women’s History Month with a look at these interesting women.

Current exhibit, 2017

The Farmer in the Dell:
The History of Community Food-Growing

Find out about the strength of local food-growing
throughout the history of Northwest King County-

 From Duwamish cultivation practices, to early pioneer farmers, to
the “P-Patch” to the resurgence in having a backyard chicken coop-
the path to local food-growing has a long history.


Opening May 20th:

The Centennial of the Lowering of Lake Washington 1917-2017 -
Economic and Environmental Effects


Museum Ongoing Exhibits:

Linking the Community Through Time:
Connections That Bring Us Together
Find out how we got to be the way we are! 
Look for our “Where in the World?!”  and “What in the World?!”
Look at photos and artifacts through our virtual Museum computer;
 learn how the whole world has migrated to our community.

Once Upon a Time in Playland
Where was Playland and how do we find it? 
See the exhibit and the documentary, “Finding Playland.”

Discover the amusement park that used to be right in your own back yard.

Hands-On Days:

 Hands-on days held the Fourth Saturday of each month.
Please drop in from 11am to 3pm for fun, free projects for children ages 4 to 12.
(Notes: June event is always at the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Arts Festival.  
In December hands-on day is the second Saturday.) 
You always get to take home what you make!

Hands-On Days in 2017

January 28 – Olde Time Valentines
February 25 – Thread Spool Tractors
March 25 – Silhouettes
April 22 -  May Baskets


Saturday August 19, 2017 -
The Celebrate Shoreline Cruise-In  Car Show 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 
NEW LOCATION – at the upper Sears parking lot next to the Saturday
Shoreline Farmer’s Market -
with tons of trophies and beautiful cars

contact us at shm@shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org or 206-542-7111

Directions to the Car Show: Traveling South on I-5, exit at 175th St. in Shoreline. 
Turn right at the bottom of the exit (east).  Continue East to Aurora Ave. N.  Turn left. 
Travel south to North 155th St..  Turn right.  Drive one block, pass through the light and
across Westminster Ave. N. and into the parking lot.  Sears is on the right.

Traveling North on I-5, exit at 175th St. in Shoreline.  Turn left at the bottom of the exit (east).  
Continue East to Aurora Ave. N.  Turn left.  Travel south to North 155th St..  Turn right.  
Drive one block, pass through the light and across Westminster Ave. N. and into the parking lot.  Sears is on the right.

Sunday August 20th 2017, 9 am to 3 pm:
Puget Sound Antique Radio Association radio sale!!   at Shoreline Community College.

Would you like to see what else the
City of Shoreline has to offer? -
click the link below for the City’s Rec Guide- 
Winter, 2016




“Princess Angeline, ” is a documentary film
about Duwamish heritage, Chief Sealth and his daughter Princess Angeline,
and Seattle history.
Supported in part by 4Culture. Produced by award winning filmmakers
Sandy and Yasu Osawa. You can obtain this outstanding film for yourself through the Museum,
or by contacting  www.upstreamvideos.com
(206) 526-7122

 The Lake Forest Park 50th Anniversary book and CD
Lake Forest Park: Fifty Years, Fifty Memories are available at the Museum.   
These wonderful legacy pieces are supported by the City of Lake Forest Park and a grant from 4Culture.

 New Books by Dr. Ken Tollefson and Dr. Jay Miller – Tribal Trio of the Northwest Coast
published by The Journal of Northwest Anthropology by Dr. Ken Tollefson,
and Rescues Rants and Researches – A Review of Jay Miller’s writings on Northwest
Indien Cultures, published by The Journal of Northwest Anthropologyby Dr.  Jay Miller, et al 

 Dr. Kenneth Tollefson, professor emeritus of Anthropology at SPU, has devoted four decades
of his life to documenting the history and living culture of Duwamish people. 

Tribal Trio of the Northwest Coast (Memoir, Journal of Northwest Anthropology Paperback, 
February 6, 2015 by Kenneth D. Tollefson (Author), Jay Miller (Editor), Darby C. Stapp (Editor)
is the life-long collection of work from anthropologist Kenneth D. Tollefson, who came to the
Pacific Northwest in 1965 to teach at Seattle Pacific University. Dr. Tollefson presents his work
with three Northwest groups; the Tlingit on the coast of present-day Alaska; the Snoqualmie,
who live on the western slope of the Cascades east of Seattle; and the Duwamish, who live at
and near Seattle on the western shores of Puget Sound in the south Salish Sea.

Jay Miller, Ph.D., author of Lushootseed Culture and the Shamanic Odyssey among other books,
specializes in linguistics and coastal Salish people.

Rescues, Rants, and Researches: A Review of Jay Miller’s Writings on Northwest
Indien Cultures (Journal of Northwest Anthropology) Paperback  January 30, 2014
by Jay Miller (Author), Darby C. Stapp  (Editor), Kara N. Powers (Editor)  is a re-view of
twenty-five articles by Dr. Jay Miller that has been assembled from the pages of the
Journal of Northwest Anthropology (and its predecessor Northwest Anthropological
Research Notes) along with thirteen new titles. The memoir is divided into seven
major parts: Native Worlds, Kinship and Society, Biographies, Food Factors, and
Knowledge Quest, Summing Up, and Appendixes, along with references cited and an index.






Note: Our new buildings are wheelchair accessible via ramp. Rest rooms are located on the main floor and are wheelchair accessible.

Board Meetings

Third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Museum Office.
Open to the public.


Programs, exhibits and events are sponsored by the City of Shoreline, 4Culture Sustained Support and Special Projects grants; Museum members, and Partnership Circle business members.