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.
Alien Encounters: Sci-fi Movies and the Cold War Culture of the 1950s
Tuesday, October 20
To go along with our Twilight Zone Art Show exhibit, local film critic Robert Horton will present a program examining the underlying political and social anxieties that resulted in the alien-invasion scenarios of 1950s science fiction films, using video clips to illustrate how pop culture always reflects its era.
Tales That Go Bump in the Night!
Saturday, October 31
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Gifted storyteller Anne Rutherford presents a selection of stories and songs at the Museum to help Renton celebrate Halloween. Rutherford is an in-demand professional storyteller who performs regularly at festivals, libraries, and community events throughout the Northwest. Audiences of all ages love her spin-shivering, funny-bone-tingling stories and songs - but she's also an award-wining liar, so don't believe everything she tells you! Visit her website for more information. Attendees are invited to come in costume for a chance to win a copy of Anne's CD and other small prizes!
Living Voices Presents: Native Vision
Saturday, November 14
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, join us for Native Vision, the story of Alice Benally, a young Navajo girl who is taken from her home and placed in a government-run boarding school during the 1930s. As Alice pursues a career as a nurse, she strives to find a balance between her Western medicine and the Navajo healing traditions of her family, ancestors, and tribe.