History Lives Here

"History Lives Here" is a self-guided tour of 22 markers highlighting historically significant places, people, and events in Renton.

History Lives Here brochure, city leaders in front of the building they wanted to make City Hall

A brief summary, along with historical photographs and pictures of related memorabilia, are included to help illustrate history. The 12-inch by 24-inch black granite markers portray everything from the Duwamish Native Americans, and the Four Cow Wide Tunnel, to the Triple XXX Barrel Drive-In, and Boeing. The museum has developed a walking tour brochure.

About the Project

Renton's rich history and strong spirit were in the spotlight in 2001 as the city celebrated its Centennial - 100 years as a city.

A year-long program of special activities, exhibitions, performances, and festivities encouraged citizens to honor the past, celebrate the present, and imagine the future. This milestone celebration featured a full-scale historical theater production, a 100-year birthday celebration, a parade float, collectible memorabilia, and several legacy projects.

Marking special places and events in the city's history was just one of the legacy projects designed to educate citizens and visitors.

The historical text was drafted by Barbara Nilson and then edited by Sara Garner, Steve Anderson, and Stan Greene.

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