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Renton History Museum Cultural Events

Cultural events are free with regular Museum admission, a suggested donation of $3 per adult and $1 per child, and always free for members.

Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Ave. S., Renton, WA 98057, one block south of Renton Library. Phone: 425.255.2330.  

Global Heat: Hip Hop Soul Music and Dance

Saturday, February 28

1:00 pm  

Global HeatIn this special family-friendly Black History Month performance, Global Heat will celebrate the Black roots of hip hop through fusion music, break dancing, and the spoken word. The show will feature excerpts from the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a discussion of the history of hip hop dance and its origins in traditional African and Brazilian dance and martial arts. The program includes free-style rap by hip hop MCs. This program was a big hit last year, so don’t miss out on your chance to see it again! 


First Sculptor of Seattle—The Life & Art of James A. WehnFirst Sculptor of Seattle

Thursday, March 5

7:00–8:00 pm

Author and art historian Fred Poyner IV discusses his recent biography about Seattle sculptor James A. Wehn, the creator of the Chief Seattle fountain.


Exploring the Rich Historic Tradition of Cat Videos with the Creator of Henri, Le Chat Noir

HenriThursday, March 19 

5:307:30 pm 

In honor of our Furry Friends pet exhibit, the Museum will host Internet cat video superstar Will Braden, creator of Henri, le Chat Noir and winner of the coveted Internet Cat Video Festival Golden Kitty Award. Braden will use clips of historic cat videos to show us that while the Internet may be relatively new, our fascination with filming our pets certainly is not.