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
Wednesday, September 28th at the Renton Senior Activity Center
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 Washington's History" A Talk With Author Judy Bentley
Thursday, August 25th at KCLS's Renton Library
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 Bohart
Thursday, September 15th
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.
"History In Your Backyard" with Llyn De Danaan, Courtesy of Humanities Washington
Thursday, October 20th
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
Saturday, October 29th
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: The Legacy of the Custer-Lewis Collection
Thursday, November 17th
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.