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Renton History Museum Cultural Events

Cultural events are free with regular Museum admission, a suggested donation of $3 per adult and $1 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.  

What you DIDN'T know about Newcastle...!

Tuesday, September 23
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Newcastle ProgramsJoin Newcastle City Councilmember Rich Crispo and Newcastle Historical Society President Russ Segner for a conversation about Newcastle’s juiciest tidbits and mind-blowing facts. Come find out what makes Newcastle unique and why the fates of Renton and Newcastle, two neighboring coal towns, were so vastly different. Rich and Russ will be taking topic suggestions from the audience, so bring your questions and your curiosity and learn things about Newcastle that you never knew!  


Tales That Go Bump In The Night

Spooky Songs and Terrifying Tales with Anne Rutherford

Tales that go bump in the nightSaturday, October 25
11:00 am–12:00 pm

To help Renton celebrate Halloween, gifted storyteller Anne Rutherford will present a selection of stories and songs at the Museum for families. Audiences of all ages love her spine-shivering, funny-bone-tingling stories and songs - but she's also an award-winning liar, so don't believe everything she tells you! 



It Took a Village: The Story of Newcastle Coal Mining, Told Using the Milt Swanson Collection 

Thursday, November 13 


5:30 pm-7:30 pm 

Newcastle ProgramsWhile miners provided the physical labor for the coal industry, they needed a large support group at the surface in order to help bring prosperity to Newcastle: loggers, pickers, blacksmiths, carpenters, mechanics, power plant workers, and loved ones. Newcastle Historical Society member Mike Intlekofer will show various mining, logging, farming, and household artifacts from the Milt Swanson Collection and describe how they were used to support the workers underground.