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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.   

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.