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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.   


Roger Fernandes, Lower Band of the S'Klallam Indians Storyteller Roger Fernandes

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017


Roger Fernandes is a Lower Elwha Band of the S'Klallam Indians Storyteller whose stories incorporate song and dance. In the course of telling Native American stories, Roger integrates stories he has learned from other cultures around the world. 

Panel Discussion: Undoing Racism in Renton

Undoing Racism Thursday, April 27th, 2017


 Join representatives from the City of Renton and Renton School District for a constructive  conversation about what the city is doing to make positive change in the community. Learn how you  can make a difference. 


Marcia Tate Arunga, Author of The Stolen OnesThe Stolen Ones

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

The children's book The Stolen Ones explores what happens in one African village when one of the village children, Nia, is captured into slavery. Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga reveals the little-known story of the people left behind in Africa. 
Recommended for all ages.

Living Voices Presents...Native Vision

Native VisionSaturday, May 13th, 2017

A Navajo girl explores her family's past while struggling to keep her culture in a government-run boarding school in the 1930s and 1940s. Her vision of becoming a modern healer in a changing world is brought to life as her community joins the U.S. in World War II.

Recommended for ages nine and older.


A History of Renton in 75 Objects Exhibit OpeningRenton in 75 Objects

Thursday, June 1

If you had to sum up the rich variety of Renton's history in 75 objects - what would you choose? Enjoy unique artifacts and photos from the Museum's collection in this exercise in visualizing Renton history. This exhibit is curated and will be installed by UW Museology students. The artifacts are varied - they range in size from a tiny wedding ring to a one-ton coal car - and come together to illustrate Renton's most memorable points in history.


Curator's Talk A History of Renton in 75 Objects

Curator's TalkThursday, July 13

Curator Sarah Samson discusses the objects that trace the life and culture of our city in A History of Renton in 75 Objects. This exhibit distills local history into 75 special artifacts. Come see which 75 of the 30,000 plus items in the collection made the cut!