Exhibits

Fire fighter on a ridge with an active fire glowing all around him

June 4 - July 31, 2021


Facing the Inferno: The Wildfire Photography of Kari Greer
features over 50 dramatic photographs taken by Kari Greer, a photographer for the National Interagency Fire Center based in Boise, ID. The drastic effects of wildfires are becoming more far-reaching as global warming extends the fire season nearly year-round. Smoke from wildfires has national impact and the fires themselves are devastating to wildlife and humans, as these stunning images demonstrate. University of Idaho's Prichard Gallery organized this exhibit with the goal of helping propel a broader understanding and conversation of this volatile human-nature dynamic.




People of the InsideDuwamish Native American Jennie Moses, ca. 1907Generously funded by 4Culture, People of the Inside tells the story of the Duwamish before and after White settlers came to Renton. Become acquainted with the Moses family, the last Duwamish to live on their ancestral land of the banks of the Black River, and learn about the Duwamish today. The exhibit features all new artifacts and photographs to better illustrate Renton's Duwamish history.

 

Early Industries ExhibitsThree coal miners underground in Renton Coal Mine, early 1900sRenton Co-operative Coal Company tells the unique story of a group of miners in Renton who came to this country searching for better lives. The second exhibit features two of Renton's other early industries and the people who built them: Denny-Renton Clay & Coal and Pacific Car & Foundry (PACCAR). The exhibits were created with grant funding from 4Culture. 

The Little House
Corner in the Little House exhibit showing a phonograph and a church organ

A favorite for intergenerational groups, the Little House features a typical parlor and kitchen that would have been found in Renton during the Depression. It features many Renton furniture and artifacts dating from 1870 to the 1930s. Four historic Renton residents - George W. Custer, Florence Tonkin, Edmund E. Duff, and Modesta Delaurenti - tell their stories and help guide visitors through the house. 

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