Shoreline Historical Museum Exhibit — High and Dry: The Lowering of Lake Washington and its Effects

Through research and photographs, the Shoreline Historical Museum’s exhibit will explore the “before” and “after” of the lowering of Lake Washington, and the effects it had on the local environment and lakefront communities.

N.B. Dates listed below are default. Please check the museum’s website for specific days and times.

Photo SHM #1397 – Bothell Way crosses in front of the Wurdemann and Rion mansions at Lake Forest Park in 1915, before the lowering of Lake Washington. The railroad tracks, barely visible, run along the edge of the Lake.