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.
Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping the Seattle Landscape
Tuesday, June 14th
settlers first arrived in Seattle, the city's citizens have altered the
landscape with an unrivaled zeal. We have regraded hills, reengineered tideflats,
and replumbed lakes to provide better locations for business and easier ways to
move through the challenging topography. And we are still at it, though now we
also understand that earthquakes and rising sea levels have the potential to
change us as much as we have changed the land. In this talk and signing, David B. Williams will place
special emphasis on the changes around Lake Washington and Renton in
David B. Williams is a freelance
writer focused on the intersection of people and the natural world. This talk
is based on his recently published book, Too High and Too Steep:
Reshaping Seattle’s Landscape (University of Washington Press). Previous
books include Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology and The
Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City. Williams also
works at the Burke Museum and maintains the website GeologyWriter.com.
Photographic Pop-Up Exhibit & Workshop
Saturday, June 18th
Come to this pop-up exhibit and share your own photos from Renton! RHM staff will give a short presentation and answer questions about photographic storage and conservation. Protect your collection for years to come. Focus will be on photos from the 50s, 60s, and 70s but all are welcome!
Curator's Talk: Frozen in Time
Thursday, July 14th
In conjunction with our Frozen in Time exhibit, Collection Manager Sarah Samson discusses the extensive research done on the Museum's collection of 1909 glass plate negatives. Come hear all the stories that we weren't able to fit into the exhibit!