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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.   



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!