Exhibits to See

Exhibit (closing March 31 2018):

High and Dry:  The 100th Anniversary of the Lowering of Lake Washington

When the Government Locks (aka Hiram Chittenden Locks or Ballard Locks) were cut through in 1916, and the ship canal between Lake Union and Lake Washington was completed, the water in Lake Washington cascaded into Lake Union leaving its main drainage, the Black River, without a flow, and permanently baring shoreline that had never seen the light of day.  Come and see amazing photos documenting this era in Lake Forest Park, one of the communities most affected by this event. 

New Exhibit Opening May 19 2018:

Coming to America:  Planting roots in a New Community

In their own words, hear the stories of your neighbors, and what it’s like to have to find the way to a new home.


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 on our “virtual gallery” computer;
learn how the whole world has migrated to northwest King County!


Once Upon a Time in Playland

Where was Playland and how do we find it? 
See the Museum’s exhibit “Once Upon a time in Playland,” and view the documentary, “Finding Playland” in our video corner.
Discover the amusement park that used to be right in your own back yard!


Also available in the Museum’s Video Corner for Your Viewing Pleasure:

“Princess Angeline”  – 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

“Smoke Sand and Rubber” – A documentary film about the racing history of Northwest King County as seen through the eyes of racing legend Mel Anthony.