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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.  


CryOut! Poetry Slam, Song, Dance

CryoutThursday, April 6th, 2017


CryOut! is a non-profit organization that uses music, dance, arts and workshops to empower the youth, developing them to be leaders who pursue justice for themselves and others oppressed in their communities. 


Within the Silence

Saturday, April 8th, 2017Within Silence

In 1942 Roosevelt's Executive order 9066 imprisoned thousands of loyal American families. These innocent citizens struggled to maintain their families while incarcerated. Witness this silent chapter of our history. Share one Japanese American family's fight to sustain faith and love in the country they love. 
Recommended for ages nine to adult. 


Not Just for Kids: How Children's Literature Inspires Bold Conversations

By Anu Taranath, Senior Lecturer, UW

Not Just for Kids


 Thursday, April 13th, 2017

 In this talk, University of Washington lecturer Anu Taranath will showcase children's books from around the  world  as well as diverse communities in the US, inviting audiences to take a closer look at kids' books, and  suggests we  adults might also learn some new lessons about how to navigate our complicated world. Within  these seemingly  simple stories are important messages about how we think about our differences, and  importantly, how we might  rethink our similarities. 




Roger Fernandes, Lower Band of the S'Klallam Indians Storyteller

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017Roger Fernandes


Stories incorporate songs and dances as an integral part when being told and are included in several stories that he tells. In the course of learning Native American stories, Roger has integrated stories he has learned from other cultures around the world like Mexico, Africa, and Asia. All stories speak the same human language and teach same lessons. 

Undoing Racism in Renton

Undoing Racism Thursday, April 27th, 2017


 A panel discussion that asks, "What is the City of Renton Doing to 'Undo' Racism?" and will host  community members and city officials.


Marcia Tate Arunga, Author of The Stolen Ones

The Stolen OnesSaturday, May 6th, 2017

The Stolen Ones, tells the young reader and the adults who read with them, about African American women going to Africa on a Cultural Reconnection and while there making a discovery that surprises and pleases them. The Stolen Ones is the story of Nia who is taken to a far away home. The story does not follow the usual story line of Nia's slave experience. The story tells what is happening at the village she was taken from. 

Native Vision

Saturday, May 13th, 2017Native Vision

The experience of Native Americans in the 1930's and 1940's. A Navajo girl explores her family's past while struggling to keep her culture in a government-run boarding school. Her vision of becoming a modern healer in a changing world is brought to life as her community joins the U.S. in World War II. 

Recommended for ages nine to adult.