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Events are free with regular museum admission of $5 per adult, $2 per student, and children under 8 are free.

Events are always free for museum members.

"Not so primitive as one might be led to believe:" Fashion and Style in Early King County
Thursday, December 5, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Victorian blue dressJust how stylish were early white Seattlites? Local historian, reenactor, and historical fashion expert Elizabeth Korsmo fills us in on the styles and fashion of the Seattle area during the mid-19th century, highlighting the ways in which early white immigrants dressed to impress.


Virtual Tour of Renton’s African American Historical Sites
Thursday, February 6, 6:00 - 7:00 pm 

Benita Horn and John HoustonJoin Renton area leaders John Houston and Benita Horn as they share the remarkable history of Renton’s African American residents. Learn about the center of the Black community, effects of development, local luminaries, and more.


Black Fashionista!
Thursday, March 5, 6:00 - 7:00 pm 

Victoria ThomasThe fashion industry, like many industries in the United States, is dominated by White designers. Celebrate the history of Black women fashion designers, their fashion sense, and the celebrities they have styled during the 21st century.

Coffee with the Curator
Saturday, March 21, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Curator Sarah SamsonJoin us for coffee and a behind-the-scenes look at our new exhibit, Sparkle! Curator Sarah Samson will be bringing out objects from the collection that did not make it into the exhibit while offering insights into the exhibit process. Come by to learn more about the exhibit and to share what you know about Renton’s fashion history.

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