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


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.

Under Our Skin: What do we mean when we talk about race?

Under Our SkinThursday, November 2 

7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Renton Community Center

Explore The Seattle Times’ “Under Our Skin” video project around race and inclusiveness. Discussion will challenge your assumptions, inspire you to think and talk about issues of race in a deeper way and help build common ground. In partnership with KCLS and the City of Renton.

Weaving Coast Salish Traditions

Saturday, November 18 (Free Admission Day)Weaving Coast Salish Traditions

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Pamela Chelalakem Bond is a Snohomish traditional story teller and protocol keeper of cedar weaving and regalia, songs, dances, and drum making. She is also an ethnobotanical medicines teacher. Pam will lead us in making cedar angels, and share with us Coast Salish songs and stories. This event is suitable for all ages.

A History of Washington Music in 10 Songs

Washington MusicSaturday, December 2 

11:00 - 12:00 pm 

KUOW DJ Amanda Wilde highlights 10 WA artists who shaped our region’s music - and music itself. Wilde is known for innovative radio programs and interviews spanning 25 years on Seattle airwaves. She is a music scholar and has produced award-winning radio series and documentaries that focus on music and its role in popular culture.