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Renton History Museum Cultural Events

Cultural events are free with regular Museum admission, a suggested donation of $5 per adult and $2 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.   

What’s your story? - Everyone has one, share it at the Renton Multicultural festival!

Multicultural festival

Saturday, September 23

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Join us in the Storytelling Tent at the Multicultural festival to share your story that ties into selected themes. The Museum will be documenting and preserving the stories to add to the museum’s collection, representing contemporary Renton. Check out the festival's webpage for more info.

Generating Genealogy - Introduction to Genealogy Workshop

Family treeSaturday, September 30

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn more about conducting genealogical research with the Museum’s own Curator, Sarah Samson. Learn the basics about starting a research project and the type of materials available to you at the Renton History Museum.

History Making Party Annual Fundraiser

Tuesday, October 17Bicycle Bar

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Join the Renton Historical Society at the Senior Activity Center for our auction fundraiser! The event will feature upcycled antique furniture and art from local artists, along with auction baskets. Event includes dinner, raffle, auctions, and dessert dash! Tickets may be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling the museum (425.255.2330).

Smith Cove: A prohibition Shanty town and its diverse residents 

CoinsSaturday, October 21

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Archaeologist Dr. Alicia Valentino shares a look at a multi-cultural, low-income community circa the 1930s. Artifacts recovered demonstrate the continued presence of ethnic populations that were discouraged, if not forbidden, to reside within city limits, and their attempts to maintain their heritage using everyday materials. (Photo courtesy of ESA. Collection at the Burke Museum)

What it means to be human: What We Know about Our Ancient PredecessorsLascaux

Thursday, October 26 

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Llyn De Danaan explores our origins, what it means to be human, and examines recent finds that have altered our understanding of our past. What will it mean to be human in the future as new technologies challenge our own intelligence and hard-won skills? Courtesy of Humanities Washington.