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Renton History Museum Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Wednesday, September 14th at 5:30pm

The Renton History Museum will be celebrating its grand re-opening after completing our first renovation since 1980. Thanks to the support from First Financial Northwest Foundation, 4Culture, the City of Renton, and individual donors, we have a brand new lobby/gift shop and office spaces. Join us in celebrating the completion of this first stage of our long-term museum renovation project. The growth of the city of Renton and our own collection materials has deemed renovations of the Renton History Museum necessary to better serve the community and preserve our history. We hope you will join us to tour our new facilities and celebrate with some food and wine. This is also the perfect opportunity to enjoy the Frozen In Time exhibit, which will be available until the end of October. Thank you for all your support!

Renton Historical Society Annual Fundraiser

2015 Fundraiser Sarah and Steph2015 Fundraiser raffle winnersHistory-Making Party

Wednesday, September 28th at the Renton Senior Activity Center

6:00-8:30 pm

Join the Renton Historical Society at the Senior Activity Center for our auction fundraiser! The event will feature upcycled antique furniture and art from local artists, along with auction baskets. Event includes dinner, raffle, auctions, and dessert dash! 

Tickets cost $45 and the proceeds will go towards the museum. 

Call 425-255-2330 or click here to purchase your tickets!


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.  


Walking WA history(1) "Walking Washington's History" A Talk With Author Judy Bentley

 Thursday, August 25th at KCLS's Renton Library 

 7:00-9:00 pm

 Walking Washington's History showcases the state's engaging urban history through guided walks in ten major  cities using narrated walks, maps, and historic photographs to reveal each city's aspirations. 




"A History of Murder" With Author Lynn BohartLynn Bohart

Thursday, September 15th 

6:00-8:00 pm
Join local author Lynn Bohart for a book signing as she launches her latest "Old Maids of Mercer Island" mystery novel entitled, A History of Murder. Tickets for the event are $20 (all proceeds to go to the museum). The evening will include food and drink, raffle prizes, a trivia game, and a talk by the author on how she researches critical information for her books. 


De Danaan, Llyn "History In Your Backyard" with Llyn De Danaan, Courtesy of Humanities  Washington 

 Thursday, October 20th

 5:30-7:00 pm


 Katie Gale was a pioneering Coast Salish woman whose extraordinary life swayed between triumphs and  tragedies. Anthropologist Llyn De Danaan shares the fascinating story of her discovery of Katie's story. 



"Tale That Go Bump In the Night," with Storyteller Anne Rutherford Anne Rutherford

Saturday, October 29th

10:00-11:00 am
Join us for these family-friendly spine-tingling tales of ghosts and goblins and things that go bump in the night. Always a favorite at the Museum, and we'll get you out in time to go to the Olde-Fashioned Halloween Faire in Downtown Renton!

Curator's talk Curator's Talk: The Legacy of the Custer-Lewis Collection

 Thursday, November 17th

 6:00-7:30 pm


 After 15 years of painstaking work, we are proud to announce that the processing of the Custer-Lewis  Collection is finally complete! Come see artifacts from the collection and learn why this collection is  so important to Renton's history.