Events

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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.

Annual Meeting imageHistory Making Party- Annual Renton Historical Society Dinner Auction
Wednesday, September 26
Doors open at 5:30 pm

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 available by calling the museum (425.255.2300) or at BrownPaperTickets.

WWI Readers Theater event“Washington At War: The Evergreen State in World War One” by Lorraine McConaghy
Thursday, October 11
6:00 - 7:00 pm

The program begins with an illustrated introduction to the war’s themes before offering a “Readers’ Theater”: a script that is read aloud together, allowing participants to speak the history they are discovering. The reading covers the period between 1914 and 1919. Learn about and discuss this dramatic period of immigration, wartime industrialization, women’s rights, social change, radical labor, epidemic disease, and worldwide turmoil. Courtesy of Humanities Washington.

Knit Your Bit posterKnit Your Bit
Saturday, October 13
11:00 am -12:00 pm

Knit for Victory! Join museum staff in exploring just how crucial knitting was to the war effort. Master and beginner knitters alike will learn how to make WWI-era gear, contribute knitted goods to charity, or just relax and work on a private project. Light refreshments will be served.

This program is in partnership with Maker’s Mercantile, who will be providing yarn and needles to the first 20 people to register with the museum by email or 425-255-2330.

Halloween posterTales That Go Bump in the Night
Saturday, October 27
11:00-12:00 pm

Join storytellers Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke for these family-friendly spine-tingling tales of ghosts and goblins and things that go bump in the night. Always a favorite at the Renton History Museum! We’ll get you out in time to go to the Olde-Fashioned Halloween Faire in Downtown Renton.

WWI Mini talksCurator’s Mini-Talks: On the Battlefront and the Homefront
Sunday, November 11
12:00 – 4:00 pm

Join us on Armistice Day as we close out the exhibit with an exploration of the finer points of Renton’s involvement in WWI. Exhibit curator and Director Elizabeth Stewart will give a mini-talk every hour on the hour. Light refreshments will be served. Last talk at 3:00 pm.

Sondra Segundo StorytellerStoryteller Sondra Segundo
Saturday, November 17
11:00 am -12:00 pm

Join Haida storyteller, author, artist, singer, and dancer Sondra Segundo for an hour of songs and stories in celebration of Native American Heritage month. Most recently, Segundo has published two children’s picture books “Killer Whale Eyes” & “Lovebirds—The True Story of Raven and Eagle.”

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